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Montreal has laid out plans to push for a federal ban on handguns, citing 4 situations of gun violence that traumatized Quebecers over the previous 30 years.

The movement, which can be debated at metropolis corridor subsequent Monday, says Montreal must demand Ottawa ramp up the restrictions in its Invoice C-71, tabled final March, by prohibiting civilians from possessing assault rifles and handguns.

It additionally asks that the federal authorities improve its rules surrounding all firearms in order that “people who’re clearly in danger” aren’t in a position to personal them. 

The movement was offered by Alex Norris, the chair of town’s public safety committee, and seconded by Nathalie Goulet, the manager committee member accountable for public safety — each members of Mayor Valérie Plante’s celebration.

“We do not see any cause for personal people to be licensed to personal such weapons,” Norris informed CBC Information. “These are weapons which are principally designed to kill folks.”

The movement cites the Polytechnique bloodbath of 1989, the 1992 Concordia College bloodbath, the taking pictures at Dawson School in 2006 and the Quebec Metropolis mosque taking pictures in 2017.

Fourteen ladies had been killed at École Polytechnique in 1989. The occasion is remembered yearly in Montreal on December 6. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Talking in Val-d’Or, Que., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated there are extra discussions available round his authorities’s proposed gun laws.

“We’re going to hear very attentively to, clearly, what town council in Toronto has carried out, [and] what Montreal may do subsequent,” he stated.

“We perceive that one of many elementary duties of any authorities is to maintain its residents secure,” Trudeau stated.

Montreal’s movement builds on one put ahead by Toronto metropolis council final month. 

That movement urged the federal authorities to forbid the sale of handguns in Toronto, and for Ontario to outlaw the sale of handgun ammunition within the metropolis, as effectively. 

The seek for a lacking 10-year-old Montreal boy resumed Friday morning with the assistance of a canine unit.

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou disappeared March 12 after he left his dwelling in Montreal’s north-end borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville to satisfy a pal. He was final seen in des Bateliers Park, which is about two minutes from his dwelling.

Montreal police had been accompanied Friday morning by a canine to look the Rivière des Prairies, which borders the park.

The canine, which was dropped at Montreal from Nova Scotia, makes a speciality of trying to find lacking individuals in our bodies of water and ice.

Within the almost three weeks that Ariel has been lacking, divers have searched the frigid waters separating Montreal and Laval a number of occasions with out success.

The nautical unit additionally set out once more this week, however divers had been hampered by thick ice.

On Friday morning, a ship was within the water to interrupt up the ice and divers from the Montreal police had been additionally on the scene.

Police imagine boy drowned

Whereas police at the moment are focusing their search on the river, a gaggle of officers, the boy’s household and volunteers have additionally canvassed the neighbourhood.

Montreal police say they’re contemplating all attainable situations, however they imagine that Ariel could have fallen and drowned within the river.

Listed below are particulars about Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, who speaks French:

  • About four-foot-seven, weighing 88 kilos.
  • Darkish hair and darkish eyes.
  • Final seen carrying a black coat with a hood, gray pants and yellow footwear.
Anybody with info is requested to contact 911.Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was reported lacking Monday, March 12. (Radio-Canada)

Members of the neighborhood are retracing the steps of a lacking 10-year-old boy at the moment in Montreal after every week of exhaustive searches and nonetheless no signal of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.

Ariel was final seen Monday afternoon after leaving his residence in Ahuntsic-Cartierville to stroll to a buddy’s home.

“We’re damaged,” stated Kouadio Frédéric Kouakou, the boy’s father.

After a late-night vigil outdoors the household’s doorstep, the volunteer search celebration has drawn greater than 100 folks to comb the neighbourhood Saturday in hopes of discovering him.

The household introduced it’s providing a $ 10,000 reward for anybody who has details about the disappearance of their son.

Kouakou says he believes Ariel is alive and was kidnapped.

“If in case you have our youngster, deliver him again to us,” stated Kouakou on Friday. “You will have our forgiveness.”

Ariel’s mom, Akouena Noëlla Bibie, spoke Friday afternoon, saying she hasn’t slept since her son went lacking. She requested for anybody with details about their son’s whereabouts to come back ahead.

“It has been six years that we’ve got been within the neighbourhood and our son by no means goes too far,” she stated by means of tears. “I’m satisfied he was kidnapped.”

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, 10, went lacking after he left his Ahuntsic-Cartierville residence earlier this week. (Montreal police)

Montreal police say they’re contemplating all potential situations and haven’t dominated out kidnapping. They plan to proceed their search operation because the investigation continues.

“We’re persevering with with going door-to-door on the streets that weren’t achieved yesterday,” stated police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard. “And we’ll additionally examine and sweep backyards.”

Days and nights of looking out

Montreal police, Quebec provincial police, firefighters, household and volunteers have canvassed the neighbourhood over the previous week for indicators of Ariel.

They’ve repeatedly combed by means of the snowy riverbank and wooded space of Parc des Bateliers, which is alongside the Rivière des Prairies and the place Ariel was final seen.

His photograph can also be plastered on lampposts, phone poles and companies within the space.

Listed below are particulars about Ariel, who speaks French:

  • About four-foot-seven and 88 kilos.
  • Darkish hair and darkish eyes.
  • Was final seen carrying a black coat with a hood, gray pants and yellow footwear.

Officers are asking anybody with info to contact 911.

Father of lacking Montreal boy speaks out as search resumeszero:28

They’re additionally invited to go to the command put up arrange outdoors Galéries Normandie on de Salaberry Road, which is about 500 metres from Parc des Bateliers.

Residents in Cartierville are additionally being requested to examine their backyards, sheds, garages, and anyplace the place a toddler might be hiding.

Father desires new Amber Alert

The daddy is asking for police to launch a brand new Amber Alert for his boy after it was withdrawn earlier this week.

“All that we would like is for Ariel to return secure and sound,” stated Kouakou.

The transfer got here after a surveillance video taken on Monday from a house on Gouin Boulevard was proven to the household. It reveals Ariel strolling, turning as if his identify had been referred to as, strolling once more after which turning once more earlier than strolling swiftly away.

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon, however was later lifted when police decided his case did not meet the standards to maintain the emergency measure in place.

Amber Alerts are normally issued solely when a toddler is beneath 18, is believed to have been kidnapped and be in imminent hazard, and when police have info that may assist find them.

This was the primary time Montreal police had issued an alert with out assembly these circumstances, saying it was an “distinctive measure” provided that Ariel had been lacking for greater than 24 hours.

Police say after the Amber Alert was issued, a girl who spoke to Ariel in Parc des Bateliers contacted them.

Kouakou family

The household of 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou is asking anybody with details about the disappearance to come back ahead. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)