Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the mayor of Toronto will meet today to discuss the recent outbreak of gun violence in Canada's largest city.
The meeting comes as John Tory says the local police force is about to receive more money to help combat rising gun crime in the city.
Tory says the federal, provincial and municipal governments have teamed up to provide $4.5 million in funding. He says the money will be put toward immediate plans to tackle gun crime.
Over the recent long weekend alone, police recorded 14 separate shootings across the city that injured 17 people.
Always good to meet with Mayor @JohnTory. We’re working together to invest in good public transit & infrastructure, keep our communities safe & fight gun violence, and grow the middle class here in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/amtcyaDEVT— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 13, 2019