Canadian Firearms Program Firearms Management and Strategic Services Directorate
RCMP Access to Information Act File: A-2018-09415 dated January 2019
Response to Informal Request received by Dennis R. Young July 18, 2019
PUBLIC SAFETY INTERIM RESPONSE FIREARMS MARKING REGS
175-Page Interim Response to Access to Information Request File: A-2018-00327 dated July 8, 2019 – Received July 17, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
NOTE: 200 pages of ‘Cabinet Secrets’ withheld pursuant to Section 69 of the Access to Information Act
Request for Review to Alberta Information Commissioner dated July 14, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
EXCERPT: The Government Services Sector failed to conduct an adequate search and consequently, failed to provide all the records I requested from the Office of the Premier and Executive Council. The public’s right to know and the need to rebuild trust in the RCMP is more important than withholding documents from the public and the media. Openness and transparency is required in our examination of the many Charter violations in High River following the 2013 flood.
JULY 13, 2019 COMPLAINT: Failure To Report News That Guns Are Also Stolen From Police, Military And Public Agencies
JULY 15, 2019 RESPONSE: “CBC’s Office of the Ombudsman is independent of CBC News management and thus has no say in day-to-day decision-making about which stories are covered.”
Even the questions posed to the Judge Advocate General were withheld citing Solicitor-Client Privilege.
National Defence ATIP response dated June 28, 2019 – Received July 12, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
OCTOBER 22, 2018 – SUMMARY OF CHARTER RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY RCMP IN HIGH RIVER STILL HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC, ALBERTA LEGISLATURE & PARLIAMENT Trust in the RCMP cannot be rebuilt by covering up the truth! By Dennis R. Young
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2477 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 11, 2019
EXCERPT#1: PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA (PS)
COST: $1.2 million spent since May 2004.
BENEFITS: “PS does not gather or track statistical data with respect to the number of firearms prosecutions initiated or successfully prosecuted.”
EXCERPT #2: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA)
COST: $19.95 Million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “The CBSA was successful in 536 successful firearms persecutions.”
EXCERPT #3: ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP)
COST: $104.35 million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “Under ICCUF, the RCMP provided investigative support to law enforcement and did not initiate firearm prosecutions. As such, these statistics are not available.”
Includes a breakdown of ‘Violent’ and ‘Non-Violent” offences for the year 2016 to 2019
EXCERPT: “Prior to 2012, the RCMP did not have an electronic system I place to capture the requested detailed information.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2480 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 10, 2019
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun dealers.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners and dealers that were used in the commission of a violent offence.
EXCERPT #1: “Currently, there is no national repository for this type of information in Canada.”
EXCERPT #2: “The CFP does not collect or track statistics with regard to the origin of illegal or stolen handguns.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2479 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 10, 2019
UNKNOWN: (a) Number of PAL holders charged with homicide.
UNKNOWN: (b) Number of registered firearms used in homicide.
UNKNOWN: (c) Number of PAL holders charged with using a registered firearm to commit homicide.
EXCERPT: “RCMP systems do not capture the requested information at the level of detail requested.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2478 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 9, 2019
Alberta Municipal Affairs 38-Page FOIP Response dated July 2, 2019 – Received July 9, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
RCMP DOOR-KICKING SPREE IN HIGH RIVER COST TAXPAYERS $2.45 MILLION
“Records showing the total number of claims by High River residents and businesses and the final cost to taxpayers for paying and processing the damage claims caused by the RCMP forced entries and searches.”
Municipal Affairs FOIP response April 3, 2018 – Claims Paid Out = 1,580 Total Amount Paid = $2,455,815.04 Largest Single Claim = $63,001.06
RCMP EXCEL SPREADSHEET WITH 2,210 HIGH RIVER DAMAGE CLAIMS TOTALING MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION
50 Damage Claims Over $5,000 Largest Single Claim = $201,870.57