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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

The Canadian elections and the phony gun-crime

[b]The Canadian elections and the phony gun-crime epidemic
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The terrible shooting death of an innocent bystander over the Christmas holiday has been fashioned by the media and the mainstream political parties as a key issue in the current federal election. Cynically exploiting this senseless killing, the parties and the corporate media have whipped up public alarm and advanced a common call for the strengthening of the repressive powers of the state to deal with a purported epidemic of gun crimes.

The shooting, which reportedly involved two gangs comprised of immigrant youth, took place at midday in a busy shopping district in downtown Toronto on December 26. Six people were wounded and a 15-year-old girl killed. Two men, aged 20 and 17, have been charged in connection with the Boxing Day incident, although no one has yet been charged with the shootings themselves.

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