Ford Takes His Fight Against Guns to the PMO
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's going all the way to the top in his fight against gun violence in the city.
The Mayor who called in to NewsTalk 1010's Friendly Fire on Thursday night says he's called Prime Minister Stephen Harper to see what can be done to get people convicted of a gun crime out.
"I have called the Prime Minister to find out if there's any laws with respect to the immigration and citizenship status in the city. I don't care if you're white, pink or purple, I don't care what country you're from, I don't care if you're a Canadian citizen or not. All I'm saying is if you're caught with a gun and convicted of a gun crime I want you out of this city."
Ford says he has to make those calls to the Prime Minister's Office because he wants to exhaust all his options.
The Mayor is due to sit down with police chief Bill Blair and Premier Dalton McGuinty on Monday to discuss ways to deal with gun violence in the city.
They'll share ideas on how to curb the violence that has recently spiked up in Toronto.