Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, accompanied by the mayors of Quebec's other four major cities, put out a statement on Tuesday imploring the Federal government to make a "firm commitment" to fight gun violence and gun trafficking.
"What we want is a clear plan [...] either we head towards an American-style society where the use of guns becomes banal and tragedies happen daily or the federal [government] takes responsibility" and acts on the issue, Plante said at a press conference.
"Cities are taking responsibility and continuing to do everything in their power to prevent violence, fight organized crime and keep our communities safe," the mayors said in a joint statement shared with MTL Blog.
"But we cannot do it all alone. We need a concerted, comprehensive, pan-Canadian effort."
The mayors cited the need to give more resources and funding to policing efforts like the border services or local law enforcement to fight against a surge of gun violence and gun trafficking.
The Interzip Rogers experience starts at its 120-foot launch tower located on the site of the Zibi, a waterfront development that spans both Gatineau and Ottawa, along the two sides of the Portage Bridge.
The course is over 1,400 feet long, offering "360-degree" views of Ottawa's Parliament Buildings, Chaudière Falls and Old Hull.
Zipliners can travel at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour, and the company says the experience takes between 45 and 90 minutes.
The online book system shows very few spots available on July 23, but there are plenty of openings through the rest of the summer up until October 1.
The Interzip also offers night hours so zipliners can fly above the water under the moonlight.
Price: $39.99 for adults, $29.99 for children aged 14 years old and under
When: Open every day, but hours vary based on weather conditions and days
Address: 40, rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau (Zibi), QC
Why You Need To Go: Experience the world's first-ever interprovincial zipline in the morning or under the stars.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
By evaluating six metrics — "transparency in government," "transparency in society," "transparency in economy," "civic honesty," "perception of theft" and "car dealer reviews" — the company put our fine city in 54th place out of 350 cities included in the study.