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'I am not a criminal': Habs goalie Carey Price speaks against controversial firearms bill

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has taken a stance against Ottawa's controversial Bill C-21, which would refine the definition of prohibited assault-style firearms -- drawing the ire of Canadian hunters who say the definition would outlaw weapons used within their practice. Meanwhile, the Liberals have repeatedly stated their intention is not to go after hunters but to restrict certain firearms designed for the 'battlefield.'

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who is on the long term injury reserve list, speaks to the media at the team’s practice facility Monday, October 24, 2022 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Bill 23 to present some challenges for at least one northern city

The provincial government's latest piece of legislation, entitled 'More Homes, Built Faster,' could pose more headaches for the administrators in Greater Sudbury. Critics to the bill say it will leave municipalities short billions of dollars, the city's preliminary estimate anticipates it could cost taxpayers $7.5 million in the coming years.

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