Feds run away from firearm advisory report

The Centennial Flame burns on Parliament Hill, August 24, 2011. (QMI Agency files)

The Centennial Flame burns on Parliament Hill, August 24, 2011. (QMI Agency files)

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 7:17 PM ET

On the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal massacre, the federal government ran away from an advisory committee report which reportedly called for some "prohibited weapons" to be delisted, among other controversial measures.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Commons Thursday that a firearms committee report doesn't reflect the views of the government and agreed to consider Liberal leader Bob Rae's proposal to expand the advisory committee to include police chiefs and suicide prevention officers.


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