Victoria police say wanted man is immediate threat to public

James Allin, 52, is wanted Canada-wide after his statutory release was suspended. He was serving a sentence for armed robbery and police say he may be in Victoria's downtown core. (VicPD) James Allin, 52, is wanted Canada-wide after his statutory release was suspended. He was serving a sentence for armed robbery and police say he may be in Victoria's downtown core. (VicPD)

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Liberals withdraw controversial amendment to guns bill

The federal Liberals are withdrawing an amendment to their guns bill that introduced a controversial new definition of an assault-style weapon. The amendment would have defined what kind of firearms should be banned in Canada and added dozens of new semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to the list.