Week in Review - 24 May 2024 Archive


Friday, May 24, 2024


CCFR Radio EP 167: Limits on Tannerite, Defamed by Lawyer, No Money for ATIPs (New)

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In this episode: Edmonton Police spread misinformation during press conference. New regulations for magazines and binary explosives (Tannerite). Liberals say “no money for accountability” probably. Link to CCFR online auction for AGM, CCFR defamed by a lawyer??

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Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc is putting new regulations before Parliament to allow professional couriers like Canada Post and private companies like FedEx and UPS to transport restricted firearms for disposal as part of the long-planned assault-style weapon buyback.

“Once the program launches, these measures will provide businesses with additional options to participate in the program and dispose of the affected assault-style firearms and devices they hold in their inventory,” LeBlanc said in a statement.

“Specifically, once in force, these proposed regulations will make the affected firearms and devices mailable matter and will temporarily permit businesses taking part in the program to ship firearms or devices via post...”

Note: No matter what is published about the gun 'buyback' program online, the amnesty period has already been extended until after the next election on October 30, 2025. This means, at present, compliance with the gun confiscation program is NOT mandatory.

To put it simply, hold onto your guns until after the next election!

Continue reading at Global News


class="detailHeadline" lang="en">Harrison Resigns As House Leader For Not Telling Premier He Brought Hunting Rifle Into Sask. Legislature

Jeremy Harrison has resigned as Saskatchewan government House leader for not telling Premier Scott Moe about bringing a hunting rifle into the legislature in the past, but in an interview Friday denied that he wanted to bring in a handgun.

Last week, Speaker Randy Weekes accused Harrison of bringing a hunting rifle into the building and seeking permission to bring a handgun in as well.

On Friday, Harrison released the following statement:

"On May 16, the Speaker made a number of allegations about my use of firearms. I have never had a firearm in the legislative chamber or anywhere in the legislative building during the period that MLA Weekes has been Speaker," Harrison said.

"Approximately a decade ago, I was going hunting on a weekend. I stopped at the Legislative Building for a short period of time and brought a properly cased long gun into the building with the knowledge of security officials so as to not leave it unattended in my vehicle in the parking lot. In retrospect, I should not have done this."

Last Friday, Moe told reporters Harrison told him the allegations made by the Speaker were "unequivocally false."

Moe said he had confidence in Harrison to continue in his role and called him one of the best house leaders in the country.

On Friday, Harrison resigned from that position.

"I apologize for this lapse in judgment and for not advising the premier of this one occasion immediately following the Speaker's statement. I have offered and the premier has accepted my resignation as Government House Leader," Harrison said in his statement.

Harrison will remain in cabinet as the minister of trade and export development.

Continue reading at CBC News

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class="headline">The Federal Liberals Amend The May 2020 OIC Gun Ban

On May 22, 2024 the federal government amended the 2020 gun ban to include provisions for confiscation agents involved in obtaining and 'deactivating' newly prohibited firearms submitted to the governments future 'buyback' program, essentially protecting them from liability and possible prosecution.

Here are some reactions to the feds move from social media:

"This is purely administrative. I'd guess it's more pretend floor sweeping to make it look like they're making progress. The biggest obstacles remain... and the clock is ticking." - Rod Giltaca

"Liberals amend the 2020 Gun Ban OIC to provide allowances for confiscators, agents involved in deactivation and everyone else who wants to see their business go under." - Tracey Wilson

"Looks like the Government has amended the Amnesty Order to expand business options for lawful disposal, and to take possession of the prohibited firearms for transport or destruction. It also makes some changes apparently clarifying deactivation...Were I a business I would be very concerned about the limited level of protection granted to me by this revision. Sure, you have immunity from prosecution. How does your insurance provider react to your participation? Your bank? Is there potential civil liability? It's one thing for gun shops that are stuck with inventory and don't really have a choice in the matter. It's quite another for a business to voluntarily involve themselves in the process on the basis of this revised Amnesty Order." - Tim Thurley

"I think I speak for a lot of gun owners when I say I am simply not comfortable giving any of my guns to unlicensed individuals, regardless of amnesty amendments, or their employment." #justsayno #notforsale - Calibre Magazine

Continue reading at Canada Gazette

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class="l-article__title">HOODWINKED: Sidney Island Deer Cull Will Cost Taxpayers $12M, CTF Says

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is raising concern over the cost of a controversial plan to eradicate a species of deer on a small island in B.C.

According to access to information records, CTF says a detailed project budget shows it will cost nearly $12 million to carry out a cull of the deer species, which were initially introduced there for hunting purposes in the mid-1900s.

Phase one of the operation will reportedly cost more than $800,000, which works out to nearly $10,000 per deer, taking into consideration how many were killed.

“During phase one of the deer cull, snipers were taken around the island in a helicopter while firing on the deer below,” Carson Binda, the B.C. Director for CTF, said at a press conference on Wednesday morning. “The expert marksmen from the U.S. and New Zealand only managed to kill 84 deer, 18 of which were the wrong species of deer.”

Parks Canada shouldn’t be flying in foreign snipers to shoot deer from a helicopter... if these ‘marksmen’ were really so elite, why did they keep shooting the wrong kind of deer?” he said.

Continue reading at Global News


class="detailHeadline" lang="en">The NDP Approved Of Gun Ban Legislation Aimed At Legal Gun Owners, But Are Against New Bill Aimed At Criminals

In a sick twist of irony, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor acknowledged police forces are dealing with a massive rise in extortion (up 218% since 2015), including extortion with a firearm, but said “new sentences and laws are not what's needed.”

Instead, MacGregor pointed to better investment and enforcement of existing laws: The exact arguments he and his party deliberately ignored in regards to Bill C-21.

Conservative MP for Fundy Royal, Rob Moore, during his exposition of Bill C-381 (The Protection Against Extortion Act), said this is the same bunch that are happy to go after law-abiding Canadians: If a person is a hunter or a sport shooter, [NDP-Liberals] want to take their guns and want to make sure that they harass them to the maximum.

Moore rightly calls out the hypocrisy and corruption of the NDP-Liberals who have attacked law-abiding Canadians at every turn, while voting against Conservative reforms that would target actual criminals.

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id="articleTitle" class="article-title">4-Year-Old Gun 'Buyback' Promise A Nonstarter

While the federal government made amendments to the May 2020 OIC gun ban, Anchor Hal Roberts of Bridge City News asked political columnist Brian Lilley about the status of the Liberals gun confiscation program after Trudeau was denied help by the Canadian military, RCMP, local and provincial police forces, and most recently, Canada Post.

Watch on X

After repeatedly ignoring the Canada Border Services Agencies pleas for more funding to combat Canada's massive organized crime smuggling operation, Liberals finally announced they'd listen, while blaming Conservatives for the delay. The truth is though, it was the Liberals who are to blame, and we have the receipts. (Read on)

For the past five years, law enforcement across the country have called for an end to Trudeau's catch-and-release justice system, demanding the federal government do something about the broken bail system... but rather then fix what they broke, Liberals did nothing.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates that the Liberal governments inaction on auto-theft alone, has cost Canadians upwards of $1 Billion per year and approximately 50,000 new insurance claims. During which time, the Liberal Party of Canada chose instead to give $15 Billion to other countries, rather than tackle problems here at home.

Liberals say Conservatives are at fault for the delay, but while Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc claims ignorance, and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland blames Conservatives, the truth is, the fault lies in the hands of the current federal government.

Liberals were warned about Canada's massive security problems at the border by CBSA Union President, Mark Weber, during parliamentary committee on Bill C-21 in February 2022.

A few months later in the same committee, the Conservative MP for Sturgeon River—Parkland, Dane Lloyd, suggested government use an un-tapped Canadian resource in Patriot One Technologies, a Canadian tech company capable of providing modern scanning technology for border officials.

In December of 2022, the Conservative MP for Red Deer—Lacombe, Blaine Calkins, suggested Liberals #ScrapC21, the governments ideological attack on licensed gun owners. Instead, he said, government should take the estimated $5B in spending and use it at the border, where it was desperately needed.

A year later in November of 2023, Conservative Senator Don Plett heard from CBSA that while Liberals were 'playing security theatre,' thousands of illegal guns, drugs and other illicit goods were being smuggled in, and out, of the country through the border. "We have no ability to inspect between borders. We don't really inspect rail at all...," he said.

In May 2020, even CBC News published a piece on Canada's border problems.

The truth is, Liberals have known about this problem for years, while doing almost nothing about it.

Should any Canadian be pleased that they're finally deciding to do something about it now?

Watch on X


class="title details-title">Liberals Look To Hire An Army To Run Their Gun Confiscation Program Attacking Legal Owners

At the CCFR, we watch everything the federal government does, and that includes their job posting activity.

Today, Public Safety Canada quietly posted a job ad looking for help with their gun confiscation scheme. This came a day after making changes to the 2020 OIC gun ban to relieve participants of liability.

Here are some reactions to Tracey Wilson's post on X:

"Interesting how they are targeting CAF members to apply..." - @GunnieMadcat

"They will find Liberal friends and give them cushy jobs..." - @FirearmsInCDA

"why not, I mean it's not like our govt isn't a gigantic bloated mess, why not add more bloat?" - @pr0cs

"All this for something that isn't going to happen. Mind blowing..." - @BullDawg762556

"They will spend a fortune, get a cut, and not one gun will be confiscated. It's the Liberal's M.O." - @zeaugust0

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class="style-scope ytd-watch-metadata">Liberal Gun Bans Continue To Fail As Double Shooting Occurs Outside Mississauga Elementary School

A 40-year-old man is dead and a teen is clinging to life after a Wednesday night shooting in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say gunfire erupted shortly after 11 p.m. in the parking lot of Settler’s Green Public School on Montevideo Rd. just west of Glen Erin Dr.

“Officers arrived on scene and determined two individuals had been shot,” Const. Tyler Bell said at the scene Thursday morning.

“The victims are associated to each other, but the exact nature of their relationship we are not confirming at this time,” he added.

A silvery grey four-door Mercedes sat in the middle of the school’s parking lot. At least 21 yellow police markers dotted the asphalt near the passenger side of the luxury vehicle, and a huge yellow tarp covered what looked to be blood and evidence a short distance away.

Bell explained there were other people and cars in the lot as “some form of gathering” was happening. An altercation then occurred leading to the shooting.

Aiman Ghori, who lives in a townhouse complex east of the school, said she arrived home around 10:30 p.m. and noticed some teens in the park north of the school.

“I saw a bunch kids walking into the park which isn’t completely unusual. And we see high-end cars there,” said Ghori.

“And then around 11 we heard two or three some pop, pop sounds.”

She said her husband looked out the side window of their home and he saw “something like a flash” and thought it may be fireworks, especially since it is just after Victoria Day.

When they woke up Thursday morning, she saw all the police tape and cruisers and “wished I called police on a non-emergency line.”

“We just thought it was harmless firecrackers and not gunfire.”

Ghori said she has always seen people in high-end cars “hanging out in the parking lot” and never thought it was unsafe “until now.”

Continue reading at The Toronto Sun


class="l-article__title">GUN BAN FAIL: Downtown Shooting Leaves Man Fighting For His Life

A man has been rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a shooting in Toronto’s downtown core.

It happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the area of Sherbourne and Isabella streets, near Bloor Street.

Police said a man was found at the back of a building in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital via emergency run. Police said they believe the shooting occurred outside.

Continue reading at CP24


class="article-title">GUN BAN FAIL: Homemade Gun Seized From Toronto Teen In King Township

Ontario Provincial Police’s Highway Enforcement Team seized a loaded homemade gun from a teenager in the Township of King on Sunday.

The personally manufactured firearm, also known as a “ghost” gun, was found during a traffic stop on Highway 400 southbound, south of Highway 9, around 1:00 a.m.

Along with the firearm, police also found and seized an extended magazine and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Nineteen-year-old Alexander Czerniatowicz from Toronto is charged with ten firearms/weapons related offences and failure to comply with a release order.

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

A British Columbia man was airlifted to a Calgary hospital with “significant injuries” Thursday after fending off a grizzly bear attack on a mountainside in the Rocky Mountains near the B.C.-Alberta border, according to RCMP and wildlife officials.

Police said a father and son were tracking a bear west of Highway 43 south of Elkford, B.C., when the 36-year-old son was “attacked suddenly by an adult grizzly bear” around 3 p.m. PT.

The man, who police said lives in nearby Sparwood, B.C., suffered broken bones and cuts and scrapes on his body, according to the release and a Friday afternoon statement from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS).

“The man was able to defend himself with his firearm and the bear ran off,” while his father called for help, Elk Valley RCMP said in a news release Friday morning.

BCCOS later said the men were hunting.

On Monday, an Elk Valley RCMP spokesperson said he didn't have more information on what animals the men were hunting, but said the incident is not under criminal investigation.

The rescue was complicated by difficult, steep terrain and unpredictable weather, according to Elkford Search and Rescue (SAR) search manager Kevin Atherton, who was on the scene after B.C. Emergency Health Services asked for help. Local fire crews and paramedics were already there, according to police.

"The subject was actually about 500 metres deep into the bush in some very thick and rugged terrain," said Atherton. "There are some very steep sections. It was an area that had been logged previously, so as it grows in, it grows in pretty thick..."

Continue reading at CBC News


id="articleTitle" class="article-title">Bargaining Over Access To B.C.'s Backcountry — Managing Hunters, Rather Than Wildlife

Actions taken by the provincial government meant to manage hunting and preserve wildlife in northern B.C. are being described by critics as “bargaining away public access to the backcountry.”

While the Ministry of Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship said new sweeping changes to how caribou, bull, and antler-restricted moose are hunted are meant “to support reconciliation and improve wildlife stewardship and habitat conservation” in the Skeena and Omineca-Peace regions, they will also limit the public’s access to the backcountry, claims Jesse Zeman.

“We think B.C. should also support people who want to engage in recreation like hunting in nature because it offers a host of health benefits,” said Zeman, executive-director of the B.C. Wildlife Federation.

Previously, any licensed hunter could go to the area and hunt bull caribou between Aug. 15 and Oct. 25 without having to enter a lottery. Now, however, hunting caribou is limited entry. In north Skeena, hunting bull moose and antler-restricted moose have also been converted from open season in many areas.

Zeman is worried that the province’s latest hunting restrictions are disproportionate to the sustainability of the species and have been done without widespread approval. “We don’t support additional restrictions when they are not proven to be supported by science,” he told Postmedia on Thursday.

“There’s a whole bunch of bad things that can come when we see non-science-based decisions around conservation. For example, imagine public officials deciding to go against what scientists say will help the province’s endangered steelhead salmon — it would be devastating...”

Continue reading at Vancouver Sun


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