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UPDATE – Petitions re: OiC – C-71

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Prepared by – Ted Matoga

There were two federal petitions that we highlighted here for you to show your displeasure. Though it was unlikely to change the OiC, we could at lest show our frustration with PM Trudeau and the Liberal Party. I include the Liberal Party as I do not believe there were any deserters that have come forward, as well, the NDP and the Green Party have added their support to this abuse of authority. If there had been proper legislative process vs “decree” then firearm owners and business could have had their position represented in the debate.

The two e-petitions were (links provided) and the results are:

e-2576 (Democratic process)

Sponsored by: Todd Dohery
Cariboo—Prince George
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia

TOTAL – 58,870 signatures

PROVINCESIGNATURE
Alberta10443
British Columbia13745
Manitoba1994
New Brunswick1301
Newfoundland and Labrador479
Northwest Territories97
Nova Scotia1581
Nunavut31
Ontario19892
Prince Edward Island118
Quebec6832
Saskatchewan2178
Yukon122

e-2574 (Democratic process)

Sponsored by: Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus
Alberta

TOTAL – 230,905 signatures

PROVINCESIGNATURE
Alberta54034
British Columbia40657
Manitoba9480
New Brunswick6287
Newfoundland and Labrador2444
Northwest Territories369
Nova Scotia6009
Nunavut202
Ontario76385
Prince Edward Island576
Quebec21160
Saskatchewan12201
Yukon756

Though the number of people responding is one of the highest if not the record for a government petition, the Liberal Party, led by PM J. Trudeau issued a political response to e-2576 on December 03 2020. I would re-print it here but I really do not want to waste my time but here is the link https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2576. Still have not found one for e-2574 but if it exists it will be more of the same.

WLSA JOINS CCFR

The WLSA has added their support with a financial contribution to the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR). The CCFR has filed an injunction (court file number T-577-20) application with the federal court to “stay” the May 1 OIC gun ban until the main case can be heard and decided by the judge.

The Federal Court  is a Canadian trial court that hears cases arising under certain areas of federal law. The Federal Court is a superior court with nationwide jurisdiction.

Associate Chief Justice Gagne will review all submissions and make a determination if the burden for an injunction will be granted in this case. There is not timeline provided on how long this will take, but it is important to note she has a lot to consider here. The CCFR will publish the decision the moment it is available.

The burden of proof or justification for an injunction is considerably higher than for the main case, so a loss at the injunction stage has no bearing on whether or not the main case will be successful. But not trying isn’t an option for us.

A review of the hearing is available via the CCFR web site page CCFR Injunction – History in the books