TRUST IN HIGH RIVER RCMP TO REMAIN BROKEN: MINISTER GOODALE’S RESPONSE TO OUR E-PETITION http://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/ePetitions/Responses/421/e-179/421-01217_PS_E.pdf
REPLY: On July 5, 2013, the Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP, now the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC), initiated a public interest investigation into the conduct of members of the RCMP during the evacuation of High River, Alberta. The CRCC’s interim report was released on February 12, 2015, and its final report, which included 52 findings and 10 recommendations, was released on April 29, 2016.
The Government does not intend to hold a judicial inquiry into this matter.
Statements made in a letter signed by former Public Safety Minister Vic Toews dated January 15, 2013 (copy attached)
- “…classifications are based on risk to public safety.”
- “Some firearms are classified on the basis of their physical characteristics, such as barrel length or type of action; others are specified by make and model in the Criminal Code and its supporting regulations.”
- “Due to the risk to public safety, some firearms may only be transported for purposes such as…”
- “…regulations made under the Criminal Code limit the capacity of certain firearms magazines in order to make them safer by reducing the number of shots that can be fired in quick succession.”
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“The RCMP has the authority to enter a residence to verify vacancy and will do so.”
“…the RCMP are adamant that it [release of the Crown council paper] would negatively affect the court proceedings,”
Special thanks to MP Brad Trost for trying to get the Liberals to provide these important statistics to Parliament. Why won’t the Liberals answer a question that the Conservative Government answered in 2006 and the RCMP answered in response to an Access to Information Act request in 2011?
RCMP ATIP RESPONSE: NUMBER OF PERSONS CONSIDERED TOO DANGEROUS TO OWN FIREARMS – RCMP FILE #: GA-3951-3-3927/11 – November 8, 2011 – http://nfa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RCMP-ATI-Too-Dangerous-to-Own-Guns.pdf
CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO BREITKREUZ ORDER PAPER QUESTION Q-7 – MAY 12, 2006: How many individuals are there in Canada who are considered too dangerous to own firearms? http://cssa-cila.org/garryb/inthehouse/Questions/2006/may_12b.htm
PHOTO CAPTION: JUST ONE OF 2,210 HOMES DAMAGED BY THE RCMP IN THE HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES COSTING TAXPAYERS $2.3 MILLION SO FAR! RCMP REFUSE TO TELL THIS HIGH RIVER HOME OWNER WHY THEY NEEDED TO KICK BOTH HIS DOOR AND HIS WINDOW TO GET INTO HIS HOME!
BILL SUMMARY: This enactment amends the Firearms Act to eliminate the expiry of certain firearms licences and to provide for the relinquishment of licences. It also requires individuals to update their licence application information every 10 years and provides for the suspension of licences in certain circumstances.