Complaint filed with Ontario Information Commissioner dated October 4, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
EXCERPT: “All I am requesting is the updated ‘crime gun’ statistics for the year 2018. If Mr. McGee has a case make that there is no public health and safety reasons that would justify releasing these statistics and his refusal to waive these fees, then he should provide me and you with his rationale. The federal government doesn’t collect these data on crime guns I requested so the public has no where else to turn except to local police services for the information. The federal government no longer charges search and processing fees but that hardly matters if they don’t collect the statistics the public needs regarding the sources of crime guns to make better decisions about how best to combat the criminal use of firearms and protect both public and police safety. Given the problems expressed most recently by your Chief of Police, the Mayor and the Prime Minister regarding the criminal use of guns in Toronto, I believe the release of this information would be considered a most beneficial public service.”
“The revised date for responding to your request is December 30, 2019. The Department will endeavour to respond to you before this date if possible.”
Public Safety Canada ATIP File: A-2019-00184 -Letter dated September 25, 2019 received October 2, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
O.P.P. Firearms seized, surrendered, found, destroyed, and reported stolen: 2008-2018
Ontario Solicitor General FOIP response dated Sept 17, 2019 Received Sept 19, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
EXCERPT: “The ministry is unable to provide the information relating to numbers 7 to 19 on your list as the information is not collected in the manner in which you have requested it.”
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray and Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Special Purpose Committee (SPC) on Firearms: “This committee is working towards being able to produce a report outlining the national situation and trends of criminal gun sourcing, gun-related issues hampering police investigations, and offer potential options to be considered further by the Board of Directors. The focus of this work is not on law abiding firearms owners who have a lawful, legal purpose and right to their firearms.” Excerpt from an email received from the Regina City Police Access and Privacy Team dated September 16, 2019 in response to my Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2019 – FOIP FILE #19-0119.
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending September 13, 2019
FOIP Request filed May 20, 2019 – Toronto Police Service Letter dated Sept. 04, 2019 – Received Sept. 13, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
EXCERPT: “If we do not hear from you by September 24, 2019, I will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing this request and close the file.” Mr. P. McGee, Coordinator, Access & Privacy Section, Toronto Police Service.
Letter from Ontario Solicitor General’s FOIP Office dated September 3, 2019 – Received by Dennis R. Young September 7, 2019
IN 2006, PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA ADMITTED 6,500 CFRO HITS PER DAY IS ‘MISLEADING’
Public Safety Canada website May 17, 2006: “Whenever police officers access the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) for any reason, such as for a simple address check, an automatic hit is generated with CFRO whether the information is desired or not.”
Inadequate Search Complaint to Information Commissioner – RCMP ATIP file: A-2019-05230 – by Dennis R. Young – September 7, 2019
ONTARIO SOLICITOR GENERAL DENIES ACCESS TO FIREARMS INTEREST POLICE (FIP) FILES IN MURDER-SUICIDE CASE
Complaint to Ontario Information Commissioner by Dennis R. Young – September 2, 2019
EXCERPT: The records I have requested from the Solicitor General and the Ontario Provincial Police will help the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee in the conduct of their review of the Mark Jones murder-suicide and answer questions as to why he was able to retain possession of his firearms after serious reports had been filed with police. It’s clear from information being made available to Parliament and the public that the RCMP and the Ontario Chief Firearms Office do not collect enough information on an ongoing basis nor have they done a sufficient evaluation of the effectiveness of the two ‘Red Flag’ systems aimed exclusively at licensed gun owners implemented by the Firearms Act passed by the Federal Parliament in 1995, namely; the Firearms Interest Police (FIP) Database and the Canadian Firearms Registry Online (CFRO).
This despite their admission that they can’t answer three very important questions about crime guns
Winnipeg Police Service Letter dated August 23, 2019 in response to my FOIP request dated August 13, 2019