City staff to begin work immediately on a bylaw for Council approval

February 16, 2021
Mayor's Statement

As we have seen with the recent surge in shootings and deaths due to the Lower Mainland gang conflict, gun violence has been a scourge in our region. The new legislation announced today by Prime Minister Trudeau gives municipalities the ability to take direct action on banning handguns. That is why, I wholeheartedly support a handgun ban for the City of Surrey and I am directing staff to immediately begin work on a bylaw for Council approval as quickly as possible.

I want to commend the Prime Minister for creating new legislation that will give municipalities the ability to ban handguns locally with the added weight of federal penalties, such as criminal sanctions, for those who are caught violating the ban.

Mayor Doug McCallum

Contact Info

Oliver Lum
Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey