TORONTO - Olivia Chow came out Monday pledging to support a handgun ban if she's elected mayor.
"There is no reason why anyone needs a handgun in a big city like ours," Chow said.
"We need better gun control. We have a mayor that for the last four years justified the use of guns, he opposed the long gun registry. What I want to do is work with big city mayors to tighten control so there is no illegal guns coming from the States."
In a press conference at Ephraim's Place in North York, Chow pledged to support police-community partnerships, expanding the use of interdisciplinary teams like the mobile crisis intervention team and repeated her promise to hire 5,000 young people for after-school programs.
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