With the recent gun violence in Calgary, many are calling for a federal ban on handgun ownership. Layton also called for better enforcement and putting resources into helping young people at risk. Liberal Leader, Stephane Dion, has not pledged to ban handguns. Instead, he has targeted military-style assault weapons. He first made that announcement while using the site of Montreal's Dawson College, where a gunman's rampage left one student dead and more than a dozen others wounded in , as a backdrop.
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To eastern Canada's shock, the former capital of cronyism crowned Naheed Nenshi, a businessman with a conscience and Harvard education, as the oil-belt mayorone of the most progressive in Canada. If you judge a man by his company, Nenshi's got sustainability on the brain. Turner gives a quick history lesson on Calgary politics, starting with mayor Ralph Klein in The tone stayed set for three decades, ending with mayor Dave Bronconnier, who Turner says once argued that Calgary didn't have sprawl because it was planned that way.
Crappy Cornflakes and public urination have grabbed attention in the two major cities as voters across the province go to the polls Monday to select new mayors and councillors. Higgins, an anchor staple on local supper-hour TV news for two decades before quitting to run for city hall, is one of 15 candidates who signed up to replace outgoing Mayor Dave Bronconnier. Some dropped out as recently as this past week and late-race polls say Higgins is one of three contenders running neck and neck and neck. One of the other front-runners, veteran alderman Ric McIver, has dismissed Higgins as a blow-dried parvenu with a fatal lack of experience in the political trenches.