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:
Sponsored by: Todd Dohery
TOTAL – 58,870 signatures
|Newfoundland and Labrador||479|
|Prince Edward Island||118|
Sponsored by: Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
TOTAL – 230,905 signatures
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2444|
|Prince Edward Island||576|
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.
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