On September 28, Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba Minister of Justice and Attorney General, joined Alberta and Saskatchewan in stating that provincially-funded and grossly understaffed RCMP personnel will not pander to the federal Liberal government’s virtue-signalling agenda.
“We feel many aspects of the federal approach to gun crimes unnecessarily target lawful gun owners,” Minister Goertzen wrote, “while having little impact on criminals, who are unlikely to follow gun regulations in any event.”[i]
“In Manitoba’s view, any buy-back program cannot further erode precious provincial police resources, already suffering from large vacancy rates, from focusing on investigation of violent crime.”
Three provinces in three days are now on record stating they want their province’s contracted RCMP members focused on investigating violent crimes and the criminals who commit them, not playing collection agents for the Liberal government.
“We will be bringing these concerns,” Minister Goertzen wrote, “along with the shared concern of Saskatchewan and Alberta, directly to the federal government next month in meetings of Ministers of Justice and Ministers of Public Safety.”
Saskatchewan Public Safety Minister Christine Tell, Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro and Manitoba Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen are unequivocal in their positions.
Provincially-funded RCMP personnel and resources will not be removed from the very real job of protecting and defending public safety in order to pander to the Liberal government’s latest “gun control” whim.
These three provinces clearly comprehend what Justin Trudeau and his Liberal ship of fools do not: Focusing on federally-licensed, RCMP-vetted firearm owners while ignoring violent repeat offenders is ridiculous – deserving of ridicule – and will not be tolerated.
The CSSA thanks Minister Kelvin Goertzen and the entire Manitoba government for their forward thinking, hard work and dedication on behalf of the firearms owners of Manitoba.
The West is grateful for your support.
Doug Ford, Where Are You?
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba’s refusal to assist Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government and his efforts to confiscate legally-possessed property are a relief to their citizens, but they also show what’s possible.
We urge Ontario residents to contact the Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and politely encourage him to refuse to assist Ottawa’s gun confiscation efforts.
Ontario Provincial Police members are paid with Ontario tax dollars to serve Ontarians, not be Ottawa’s lackeys.
When you write Premier Ford, consider including these points:
- The May 1, 2020 gun ban by Order in Council did nothing to make Ontario safer
- Confiscating firearms from licensed owners has no rational connection to any public safety goals
- There is no evidence or public safety principle to support these actions
- Their proposed confiscations are a disturbing use of billions of tax dollars for zero gain in public safety
- Ottawa had no plan when they announced their virtue-signalling gun ban and they have no plan today to confiscate the private property of Ontarians.
- Do not permit Justin Trudeau’s federal government to offload their misguided polices onto the backs of Ontarians
- Do not permit Ottawa to force Ontarians to pay for its failures
- Join Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro, Saskatchewan Minister of Public Safety Christine Tell and Manitoba Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen and oppose Ottawa’s overreach and, in so doing, support and defend all Ontario firearm owners
You can write to Ontario’s Premier here:
Premier Doug Ford
Toronto ON M7A 1A1