National Crisis?

How the heck is gun violence in Toronto a “national” crisis? I don’t get it. Stop whining to the other provinces and fix your shit locally. If it’s affecting the city, the city needs to learn to deal with it, fix it, stop it and control it.

In any case, Paul Martin is holding a summit on Toronto’s gun violence tomorrow.

3 Comments so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 12:50 pm

    Not sure what the big deal is. Toronto gun violence, Vancouver gun violence, etc = a National Problem. Why not have a summit in Canada’s largest city to deal with it. At least it’s being done close to home and within “view”. A “solution” drawn up without the consultation of local municipal government and the communities most affected would have me screaming but let’s see what comes of this. Remember the amount of tax dollars put into the Feds hands. This should be reason enough to flow MORE back for services, education, transit etc…

  2. Gary (unregistered) on November 26th, 2005 @ 11:14 am

    The problem comes from permissiveness towards youth in Canada an army of useless socialists and their social work lackeys who developed the minimal to no punishment agenda called the young offenders act.Combine no punishment with advanced materialism and no family discipline then you have all the ingredients for the problems above.

  3. Bin_round (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 10:21 am

    As a former resident of Toronto, it is hard to believe that Toronto has come to this – gun violence? It was unheard of when I lived there. The irony is that when I moved to the States, my fellow Canadians were asking me if I felt safe b/c I was now living in an American city. That was 13 years ago.

    Has the world changed so much that even Toronto, no Canada in general (which Michael Moore tauted as a society with guns but not as gun-happy as Americans – I agree the level of “the right to bear arms” attitude I see near me is still much higher than it is in Canada) has come to this?

    It is a sad day. When I was home to see my folks this past September, it was disturbing to see on CITY-TV a report that said that the Toronto Argonauts were recruited to help campaign against gang violence. Wow. Canada is no longer immune. I have become nostalgic in my old age (a young 40). However, it is not the place that has changed but people. This is a commentary about what our society has evolved into and there are no easy answers – too many factors to consider, too many people with different needs and wants – there is no one thing to blame.

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