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Gun debate not about guns

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21.01.2020

Kate MacQuarrie
Guest opinion

As Members of Parliament prepare to return to Ottawa next week, it’s timely to remind them of some basic principles of good governance.

We expect our MPs to support democratic processes and evidence-based decision making, and to defend our rights and freedoms.

Sadly, the federal Liberals’ approach to firearms will be an egregious affront to each of these.

In December, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stated that the legally-owned property of tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of Canadians would be banned using an order-in-council.

That means without any Parliamentary debate.

This clearly bypasses democratic process.

Regardless of your views on firearms, surely you will agree........

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