REQUEST FOR REVIEW: “The Office of the Premier/Alberta Executive Council is to send the records at issue on or before April 14, 2020 to my Calgary Office:”
Alberta Information Commissioner Letter to Premier and Dennis R. Young dated March 23, 2020 – Premier’s Office FOIP File: 2019-G-0062
JUNE 21, 2019 – LETTER TO PREMIER KENNEY ON HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES
Lifting the Veil of Secrecy on High River Forced Entries in 2013 Flood – Letter by Dennis R. Young
VIDEO: JASON KENNEY ON HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES, PROPERTY RIGHTS & GUNS
“Outrageous violation of property rights and personal privacy,” Jason Kenney, October 10, 2017
Briefing to Combined Meeting of Council: Public Safety Task Force – March 16, 2020
Question #1: Has Councillor Chahal abandoned his support for a ban on handguns?
Question #2: Is there room for a representative from the Firearms Community on the Membership List?
CBC – CALGARY COUNCILLOR PLANS MOTION TO BAN HANDGUNS IN CITY
Chahal said there have been over 60 shootings in Calgary this year — many of them in his ward — and said he supported a national handgun ban. “This is a crisis facing our communities across this country. We have to tackle all aspects of this issue, and that means we have to go eliminate these from use,” Chahal said. As part of their platform, the Liberals have said they would give local governments the ability to “further restrict” or ban handguns. By Joel Dryden · CBC News · Posted: Oct 03, 2019
COUNCILLOR GEORGE CHAHAL WANTS TO LOOK AT POSSIBLE MOTION TO BAN HANDGUNS IN CALGARY
CALGARY—A Calgary city councillor who has been outspoken about gun violence in the past says he might bring forward a motion to ban handguns in the city.
By Amy Tucker, Star Calgary – Thu., Oct. 3, 2019 EXCERPT: Chahal said he acknowledges responsible gun owners “bear unnecessary scrutiny,” and added he thinks gun control policies should also focus on cracking down on illicit gun sales and cross-border smuggling. His motion, still being drafted, would be contingent on changes at the federal level and thus wouldn’t be brought forward until after the Oct. 21 federal election. Chahal made the announcement alongside Kent Hehr, the Liberal candidate in the Calgary Centre riding, and Josh Ng-Kamstra, a doctor representing Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns.
RISING GUN VIOLENCE PROMPTS CALL FOR ACTION FROM NORTHEAST COUNCILLOR
By ZACH LAING email@example.com Updated: October 4, 2019
EXCERPT: While Chahal said he supports a ban on handguns — a measure municipalities would be allowed to introduce under a proposal by the federal Liberal party — he also realizes that many gun owners are law-abiding citizens. “There’s responsible gun owners in rural communities who have guns on their family farms, they’re hunters, nobody is talking about taking away their guns and we shouldn’t be,” he said. “We’re talking about handguns that are in our communities, in urban centres like the city of Calgary, in northeast Calgary, in downtown Toronto or in Montreal. “We also have to go after the criminals who smuggle these guns, the manufacturers who are producing them and getting them into our cities and the distribution of them, (we) need tougher penalties . . . and ensure that nobody gets off to the slap on the wrist.”
REPRESENTATION FROM THE FIREARMS COMMUNITY ON PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE?
Letter to Calgary Councillor George Chahal from Dennis R. Young – January 19, 2020. NOTE: No acknowledgment or response as of March 13, 2020
CHAHAL: PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE WILL GET TO THE HEART OF VIOLENCE CRISIS
Engaging all stakeholders is critical and will provide the necessary context to these complicated issues. A broad spectrum of stakeholders, such as government officials, police officers, convicted offenders, victims, faith groups, cultural communities, mental health specialists and concerned residents will be involved and engaged. Gun control advocates need to converse with law-abiding gun owners to find common ground. We need to acknowledge that Calgarians are complicit when we turn away and ignore criminal activity. CALGARY HERALD Updated: February 3, 2020
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA HAS NO RECORDS TO SUPPORT MINISTER BLAIR’S STATEMENT ON GUN BUY-BACK PLAN
Department unable to provide the places the Minister visited and the number of gun owners he talked to.
Public Safety Canada’s response to Access to Information Act request File: A-2019-00322 dated March 2, 2020 – By Dennis R. Young – March 4, 2020
Here are the key stakeholders that Minister Blair did NOT talk to about his Buy-Back plan.
• Sheldon Clare, NFA President
• Blair Hagen, NFA Executive VP Communication
• Tony Bernardo, Executive Director, CSSA
• Nicolas Johnson, The Gun Blog
• Guy Morin, President of Everyone Against a Quebec Gun Registry
• Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, SFU
• Alison de Groot, Managing Director, Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA)
BLAIR TELLS IPOLITICS CONFISCATION NEEDS NEW LAW, TWO YEARS AWAY – TheGunBlog.ca — 10 Dec 2019
EXCERPT: Immediate vs. Delayed Confiscation: The minister told iPolitics he heard from some gun owners that they preferred immediate confiscation with a payoff, rather than confiscation after death sometimes called “grandfathering.” TheGunBlog.ca couldn’t find any mention of that preference in a comprehensive report on Blair’s confiscation consultations last year.
Attached is the latest response from the RCMP regarding the legal advice the RCMP requested of the Dept. of Justice with respect to the High River Forced Entries. It only took two years and they only searched for records in Alberta – not in RCMP HQ in Ottawa as I asked. I’ll be lodging another complaint with the Information Commissioner if they don’t agree to complete the search for record as I requested. RCMP response to Access to Information Act File: A-2016-09452 dated February 7, 2020 received by Dennis R. Young February 12, 2020
Note this paper was written by Peter Mackenzie, Alberta Justice/Specialized Prosecutions. This is the same official who wrote the four-page legal authorities paper requested by Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis on June 25, 2013 – the paper successive Alberta Governments (PC, NDP & UCP) have refused to release – first denying its existence and then withholding it completely citing Solicitor-Client Privilege. The Alberta Information Commissioner has approved to hold an inquiry into the government’s withholding of this record.
ALBERTA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER APPROVES INQUIRY TO OBTAIN HIGH RIVER RCMP FORCED ENTRIES ‘LEGAL AUTHORITIES PAPER’
Letter from Jill Clayton dated October 8, 2019 – Received by Dennis R. Young October 15, 2019
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 – October 22, 2018
FIREARMS MARKING REGS: FINAL ATIP RESPONSE FROM PUBLIC SAFETY
• Undated ‘Secret’ Memorandum to the Minister – Three pages with 3 redacted sections
• Undated ‘Secret’ Memorandum to the Associate Deputy Minister – Three pages with 1 redacted section
• Undated ‘Secret’ Key Messages – Three pages with 1 redacted section
• 20 more pages of ‘Cabinet Secrets’ withheld pursuant to Section 69 of the Access to Information Act
Public Safety Canada Final Response Access to Information Act File -A2018-00327 dated February 7, 2020
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
FIREARMS MARKING REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT DEC. 1, 2020
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will require guns to be marked in a way that links them to their owners for police tracing, raising concern of a new registration system that violates privacy and eases future bans. The new system will revamp the UN-inspired Firearms Marking Regulations and take effect Dec. 1, 2020, the Ministry of Public Safety said in today’s Canada Gazette. THEGUNBLOG.CA – NOVEMBER 18, 2018
TREASURY BOARD ATIP RESPONSE: “A review of your request indicates that Treasury Board Secretariat does not hold the information you are seeking.” See wording of request below. Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Access to Information Act File A-2019-00891 dated January 17, 2020 Received by Dennis R. Young January 27, 2020
For the period from January 1, 1994 to present, please provide copies of all records, documents, reports, studies, and correspondence, presentations that quantify and qualify the projected impact and actual impact the implementation of Bill C-68, an Act respecting firearms and other weapons, Statutes of Canada 1995 Chapter 39, on the economy of Canada, including but not limited to:
• the impact on the number of jobs, the number of businesses, their sales and operations
• the impact on firearms importers, exporters, manufacturers, dealers, their sales and operations
• the impact on number of visitors to and from Canada and tourist dollars spent in Canada
• the impact on aboriginal guiding and outfitting jobs and businesses
• the impact on sporting goods sales and manufacturers
• the impact on the sales and manufacturing of recreational vehicles
• the impact on trade between Canada and the U.S.A. and other foreign countries
• the impact on the gun clubs and shooting ranges and the economic spin-offs in their communities
• the impact on firearms collectors and museums
• the impact on hunting and shooting sports
• the impact on the number of hunters and the consequential effect on wildlife populations
• the impact on the number of firearms collectors and museums
• the impact on gun shows and economic spin-offs in the communities that host them
• the impact on the number of violent crimes and related costs
• the impact on government operations, personnel, expenditures and revenue
• the impact on customs and excise operations, personnel and expenditures
• the impact on police operations, enforcement, personnel and expenditures
• the impact on the court system and the corrections and parole system.
• the impact on and costs to federal government departments and agencies
• the impact on and costs to provincial governments
• the mpact on and costs to municipal governments
RCMP Response to Access to Information Act File: A-2019-04738 dated December 31, 2019
EXCERPT: “1. 5. The Emergency Management Act(RSA 2000) has significant emergency powers in sections 19(1) (b) to (k) that can be accessed through section 21(1) (Declaration of state of Local emergency) which may be used to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency/ disaster within a local authority’s jurisdiction. 1. 5. 1. These powers cannot be utilized unless a declaration of a state of local emergency is formally made and, as such, it is important the RCMP be involved in the development of a declaration of a state of local emergency and any subsequent operational / evacuation plans. 1.5.2. The powers include: • Authorize the entry into any building or land by any person in the course of implementing an emergency plan or program: authorize the entry into any building or on any land, without warrant, by any person in the course of implementing an emergency plan or program;” [Emphasis added]
QUESTION #1: How does a provincial law take precedence over each person’s rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
QUESTION #2: How does this policy prevent another door-kicking spree that cost taxpayers $2.45 million in damage claims against the RCMP?
In a scrum, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stated that the government will bring forward a list of guns to be banned using an Order in Council (OIC) “It will be clearly articulated in the order in council that we bring forward the principles that were applied in determining what weapons will be included.”
CTV News Videos | December 6, 2019