|Premier Dalton McGuinty with our Prime Minister Stephen Harper plug in a new Chev. Volt at the GM. plant in Oahawa as the made new plans for GM in Canada. (QMI Agency/DAVE THOMAS)
OSHAWA, ONT. - Premier Dalton McGuinty said he made a couple of suggestions for dealing with the gangs and guns problem in Toronto when he had an opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors have a lot of expertise in conducting searches and enforcement at the U.S. border, McGuinty said.
“I asked the PM if he might have those prosecutors form part of our guns and gangs task force — it’s a request we received from police and from our own Crowns,” McGuinty said.
“I asked him... is there anything more that we might do, either on their own or working with us, to crack down further and harder on illegal guns that we are receiving from the United States of America,” the premier said. “The fact of the matter is most of the guns that end up in the hands of young criminals are illegal guns and they’re coming from south of the border.”
McGuinty said he believes all three levels of government are seized with a sense of urgency in responding to the Toronto situation, and Harper offered to consider his suggestions.