Premier, Mayor, Chief meet at Queen's Park to talk Gun Violence
Toronto's mayor says Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has agreed to continue funding for a Toronto police anti-violence initiative.
Rob Ford says funding for the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy will continue after initially being set to run out next
Ford says the funding is a ``huge victory'' for Toronto taxpayers.
TAVIS combines anti-violence and anti-gang measures with community engagement in an effort to reduce crime.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, Ontario's Attorney General John Gerretsen, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Madeleine Meilleur and Minister of Children and Youth Services Eric Hoskins also attended the meeting.
The summit was called following last week's mass shooting at a community barbecue in east Toronto that left two dead and 23 wounded.
(The Canadian Press)
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