Security Guns

Invest in technologies to enhance border guards’ ability to detect and halt illegal guns from the United States entering into Canada.

Liberal Platform Page 54 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Nov 2018

Ottawa allocates tens of millions to fight gun smuggling, violence

The Globe and Mail November 08, 2018

The federal government is dedicating $86-million over the next five years to detection dogs, X-ray technology, ballistics testing and other measures to stifle rising gun violence.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the funding, announced on Thursday, is part of a $327.6-million commitment the government made last year to combat gun and gang violence. Another $200-million is being made available to provinces and territories to finance community guns and gangs programs.

The lion’s share of the $86-million will go toward keeping illegal guns from crossing the border, a major source of firearms that end up in criminal possession. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will receive $51.5-million to spend on building a training facility for sniffer dogs, dispatching new dog teams to key highway crossings, training border guards to better detect smuggled goods and buying more X-ray machines for postal centres and air-cargo facilities.