As most firearms owners will be aware, the federal Liberal government has tabled changes to firearms laws that will affect anyone in Canada that legally owns a firearm. This bill is labelled C-71.
As misguided as the proposed legislation is – and there are numerous assessments provided from multiple sources which make clear that it is misguided – the urgency for action relates to the attempts by the Liberal government to ‘fast track’ the changes without debate. With Parliament expected to be pressed to approve this afternoon, 27th March, it is imperative that you take a few minutes to make a couple of phone calls to the representatives below and state that you object to the bill in general but particularly to the attempts to push this through Parliament without debate. Time MATTERS, this could occur as early as this afternoon.
- Ralph Goodale – Minister for Public Safety
Parliament Hill: 613-991-2924
- Gord Johns – Member of Parliament – Courtenay-Alberni
Parliament Hill: 613-992-0903
Vancouver Island: 1-844-620-9924
Please take the time to call and have your feelings heard on this matter.
Ralph Goodale’ phone is ringing out but so keep trying both numbers.
I (Mark Hurst) spoke with Gord Johns secretary and her understanding is the vote to ‘fast track’ has taken place this morning but is not aware of the outcome. She will endeavour to find more information and let me know so that I can share with the membership. She did inform me that Gord also objected to the ‘fast track’ and was intending to vote against it along with the Conservative Party.