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For a country that often feels hopelessly divided, it turns out that there is a lot of agreement among Americans. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images

Surprise: American voters actually largely agree on many issues, including topics like abortion, immigration and wealth inequality

On issues and policies in which government has a serious role – taxes, immigration, the state of the economy and even abortion – a 2023 survey found a great deal of agreement among Americans.
An image shows the firearms found in the car driven by Gabriel Wortman, the perpetrator of the April 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia that left 22 people dead. It was shown at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

N.S. Mass Casualty Commission a year later: What recommendations have been implemented?

Over the past year, Ottawa has had a mixed record in implementing the Mass Casualty Commission’s firearm recommendations. Some provinces, however, have sought to limit implementation.
The mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine – the worst in the state’s history – was carried out by a gunman with a known history of mental illness. AP Photo/Matt York

Mass shootings often put a spotlight on mental illness, but figuring out which conditions should keep someone from having a gun is no easy task

Red flag laws are an important step in the right direction, but much more work is needed to determine the role of mental health in the lead-up to and aftermath of mass shootings.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back centre, meets with teenagers after announcing that every first Friday in June will be the National Day Against Gun Violence at the OVO Athletic Centre in Toronto on Thursday, June 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada’s inaugural National Day Against Gun Violence promotes prevention and healing

Canada’s first National Day Against Gun Violence paves the way forward to help mitigate gun violence and promote healing for survivors.

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