Mr. Chair, I'd like to begin by thanking the honourable member for Newmarket—Aurora for his question and for his advocacy on behalf of the safety of his community.
Mr. Chair, building upon historic investments that we made in the last Parliament in law enforcement dealing with guns and gangs, we took the important next step in our promise to strengthen Canada's gun control by prohibiting weapons that many in the law enforcement community, including the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, have said have no place in our communities.
There is much more to do. We will build on these early steps by strengthening our work and our laws at the border, by taking steps to prevent the theft and criminal diversion of guns and also by making significant investments in kids, families and communities where the conditions give rise to gun violence right across Canada.
Mr. Chair, we have much work to do, and we are committed to keeping Canadians safe.