PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER SAYS LIBRARY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTS ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING ON GUN CONTROL – Parliamentary Budget Officer’s response to MP Brad Trost’s request
• Letter from Alberta Executive Council: “A response to your request will be ready by July 2, 2019. However, we will try to respond sooner.”
• Letter from Alberta Municipal Affairs: “I will write to you by July 2, 2019, to inform you of Alberta Municipal Affairs’ decision.”
HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES ‘LEGAL AUTHORITIES’ PAPER – FOIP REQUEST FOR INQUIRY PROCEEDING
Correspondence from Alberta Information Commissioner Adjudication Branch dated June 4, 2019
• Alberta Justice Initial Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019
• Dennis R. Young Initial Submission Deadline: August 2, 2019
• Anticipated date for completion Date of the inquiry is now August 30, 2019
Original FOIP request filed with Alberta Justice on August 17, 2015
Original Request for Inquiry sent to the Alberta Office of the Information Commissioner October 24, 2017
RCMP REPORT: Number of Firearms Business Licenses Applied for, Issued, Denied and Revoked, by Province, by Prescribed Business Purpose 1998-2017 – RCMP 58-Page Response to ATIP Request dated Dec 20, 2018 – Preliminary Analysis by Gary A. Mauser and Dennis R. Young – May 31, 2019
MEMORANDUM FOR THE MINISTER: FIREARMS-RELATED VIOLENT CRIME IN CANADA, 2009-2017 – Public Safety Canada Access to Information File: A-2018-00244 – May 29, 2019 Response to my Informal Request – EXCERPTS:
- In 2017, there were approximately 7,700 victims of violent crime reported to police in Canada in 2017 (excluding Quebec where data were not available) where a firearm was present. MY NOTE: ‘present’ does not mean ‘used’.
- The number (and rate) of victims of firearm-related violent crime declined 33% between 2009 and 2013, reaching its lowest point in recent years. This downward trend stopped in 2013, and has since gone up by 42% by 2017.
- In spite of an increase in the overall volume of firearm-related violent crime, the 2017 rate of 27.3 victims per 100,000 Canadians was still 5% lower than in 2009..
- While the number and rate of break and enter incidents to steal firearms steadily increased since 2009, it declined slightly in 2017.
- Further, the number and rate of crimes for unsafe storage also declined in 2017, following several years of general decline.
- Break and enter and unsafe storage trends have both declined in 2017. These findings may contradict narratives which identify break and enter as a key method to illegally obtain firearms, both in private homes and in commercial establishments.
STATISTICS CANADA’S DEFINITION OF ‘FIREARMS RELATED CRIME’ IS VERY MISLEADING – Number Of Violent Crimes Involving Guns Exaggerated By An Over-Inclusive Definition Of Gun Crime – By Gary Mauser – Canada Free Press – February 23, 2015 http://canadafreepress.com/article/6996
Two years later, Public Safety Canada still keeping important Committee deliberations and advice secret
- May 14, 2017 – ATIP Request Filed
- June 9, 2017 – 44-day extension imposed – response due Aug 8, 2017
- August 8, 2017 – Incomplete response received – 315 pages
- August 22, 2017 – Missing Records Complaint with Information Commissioner
- May 13, 2019 – Received second release of 117 pages dated May 6, 2019
O.P.P. FOIP Response dated May 14, 2019 Received May 15, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
- Accidental Discharges 2009-2018 = 48
- Unsafe Acts 2009-2018 = 2
- Careless Storage Incidents 2009-2018 = 53
- Number of Lost or Stolen Firearms 2009-2018 = 5
O.P.P. FOIP response dated May 8, 2019 Received on May 13, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
RCMP Response to Access to Information request dated May 6, 2019 Received May 13, 2019 by Dennis R. Young