Mr. Chair, I will be splitting my time with the member for Scarborough Centre.
Mr. Chair, as parliamentarians, our greatest responsibility is to keep Canadians safe. During the previous Parliament, our government made significant investments in the CBSA and the RCMP, and provided funds to provinces and territories to invest in programs that combat gun and gang violence and support our communities in providing positive alternatives for youth engagement and activities.
On May 1, our government banned assault-style weapons. This is something that we pledged to do during the last federal election and something that victims' groups, law enforcement and everyday Canadians called on for decades, but we must know that we need to take more action to keep our communities safe.
Mr. Chair, I'm sure that this continues to be an important issue for many communities.
Can the minister tell the House and the constituents of Newmarket—Aurora what further steps our government will take to keep Canadians safe?