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Quebec coroner on Dawson College rampage

Broader access to the federal and Quebec gun registries, a ban on the type of weapon used by Dawson College killer Kimveer Gill and a fine-tuning of emergency plans were among the recommendations made Thursday by a Quebec coroner examining Gill’s rampage.

Gill stormed into the college’s downtown campus on Sept. 13, 2006, fatally shooting student Anastasia De Sousa and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

But coroner Jacques Ramsay had praise for police and said that the quick actions of one officer prevented a repeat of the 1989 Ecole polytechnique massacre where 14 women were killed by gunman Marc Lepine.

This Toronto Star story is here.

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