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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Maurice Vellacott, MP, CPC, Saskatoon-Wanuskewin

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Unit 3-844 51st Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 5C7


Dear Maurice,

In a letter from the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada dated 03 January 2013,
Mr. Harper declared:

“What we do this year will set the stage for our Party and our country for a generation. … What you and I do this year is so very important.”

As I said in my reply to our Party Leader, I totally agree with Mr. Harper. What we do this year is of vital importance. Our actions this year will indeed affect not just ourselves, but more importantly, our grandchildren.

As a grandparent I want to ensure that the next generation has the Right to have “Armes for their defense.”1

My granddaughter will only be able to defend herself if Mr. Harper honours his promise “to repeal Bill C-68” – the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act.2

My grandson will only be able to defend himself if Mr. Harper fully implements the Conservative Party Policy to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”3

Mr. Harper asked that I “be steadfast” in my support of our Party. I assured Mr. Harper that this year – 2013 - when he keeps his promise to Canadians to repeal the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act owner licencing scheme that made the mere possession of a firearm a crime, I will once again support the Conservative Party.

Mr. Harper requested that I continue my “contributions to sustain the Conservative Party.” I assured Mr. Harper that this year – 2013 - when he fully implements the Conservative Party Policy to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly”, I will once again send my contributions to the Conservative Party.

Mr. Harper was very direct in soliciting our support. But Mr. Harper sadly fails to realize that this year he must justify his call for our support and contributions.

Maurice, I implore you to straightforwardly admonish Mr. Harper to keep his promise this year to repeal the Firearms Act. I beseech you to candidly adjure Mr. Harper this year to honour the Conservatives Party Policy to respect our Right to own and use firearms responsibly. This year - 2013 - Mr. Harper must implement these specific actions.

Sincerely,

Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary
CC: Prime Minister Harper, Justice Minister Nicholson, & Public Safety Minister Toews
Ref:
1. English Declaration of Rights, 1689
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

2. Mr. Harper’s Promise to Repeal Bill C-68

“I was and still am in total agreement with the statement made in the House of Commons by former Reform Leader Preston Manning on 13 June 1995:

‘Bill C-68, if passed into law will not be a good law. It will be a blight on the legislative record of the government, a law that fails the three great tests of constitutionality, of effectiveness and of democratic consent to f the governed. What should be the fate of a bad a law? It should be repealed ... .’

“Bill C-68 [The Firearms Act] has proven to be a bad law and has created a bureaucratic nightmare for both gun owners and the government. As Leader of the Official Opposition, I will use all powers afforded to me as Leader and continue our party’s fight to repeal Bill C-68 and replace it with a firearms control system that is cost effective and respects the rights of Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”
- Stephen Harper, January 2002

3. The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration

As approved by the CPC Montréal Convention, 19 March 2005
81. Firearms - A Conservative Government will repeal Canada’s costly gun registry legislation and work with the provinces and territories on cost-effective gun control programs designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals while respecting the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly. Measures will include: mandatory minimum sentences for the criminal use of firearms; strict monitoring of high-risk individuals; crackdown on the smuggling; safe storage provisions; firearms safety training; a certification screening system for all those wishing to acquire firearms legally; and putting more law enforcement officers on our streets.

The Promise of the Conservatives while Serving as the Loyal Opposition

“There is only one to fix this mess and that is to elect a Conservative government. We promise to repeal Bill C-68 and return the gun laws to the way they were before 1995. Then I personally promise that I will start the task of fixing all the flaws in federal firearm laws by requiring that they be subjected to a public safety test administered by the Auditor General of Canada. My proposal includes a sunset clause on all gun control laws that have been proven by the Auditor General not to be cost effective at reducing the criminal use of firearms and improving public safety.”
- Garry Breitkreuz, M.P.- (SK) - Conservative Firearms Critic, 08 July 2005
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_19_jan_2002.html

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Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis
402 Skeena Court Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
(306) 242-2379 (306) 230-8929
edwardhudson@shaw.ca
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