Derek Sloan, Belleville-area Liberal association feud over MP's gun stance - 2020-05-29
The chair of the Hastings–Lennox and Addington Federal Liberal Association is accusing MP Derek Sloan of transforming the riding into "Trump's America" after recent comments he made about the federal government's assault-style weapons ban.
The rookie MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington has been vocal on social media and through his supporter bulletin, saying he is opposed to the Trudeau government's ban on 1,500 assault-style firearms.
"The type of guns that were banned, there's no rhyme or reason to the ones they chose to do versus the ones they didn't. It's as if they wanted to be seen to be doing something to appease the city voter," Sloan said via Skype.