CUFOA

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis

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Resolutions for Consideration at the Saskatchewan Party Convention, November 2008


Resolution One: Saskatchewan Bill of Rights

Whereas, the primary duty of any government is to guarantee that the rights and freedoms of its people are protected, and

Whereas, civil rights are provincial jurisdiction under section 92 (13) of the British North America Act, 1867, and

Whereas, the previously enacted Saskatchewan Bill of Rights of 1947, now known as the Saskatchewan Human Rights Act, is inadequate,

therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Government of Saskatchewan shall enact a Saskatchewan Bill of Rights restoring and re-affirming civil liberties including:
individual property rights, privacy rights, the right to liberty, the right to security of the person, the right to procedural fairness, the right against unreasonable search and seizure, the right to be presumed innocent, the right against arbitrary detention, the right to council upon arrest or detention, the right to freedom of expression, the right of armed self-defense, and equality rights.

This "Saskatchewan Bill of Rights" shall remain inviolate by the province of Saskatchewan, the federal government, and the courts.

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Resolution Two: Firearm Prohibition Registry

WHEREAS, the federal gun owner licensing and firearms registration schemes are woefully inadequate in preventing the acquisition and possession of firearms by violent criminals and the mentally infirm,

therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Saskatchewan government devise and operate a Firearm Prohibition Registry (FPR). The FPR would be a registry of violent criminals and/or mentally infirm individuals who are prohibited by court order from possessing firearms. To acquire and possess a firearm an individual must not be listed in the FPR. Safeguards would be included to ensure that no person is wrongfully deprived of their right to acquire or possess firearms by improper inclusion in the FPR. Effective measures would be in effect to assure a person's swift removal if his/her name were erroneously placed into the FPR.

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Resolution Three: Provincial Reference to the Supreme Court

Whereas, the Canadian Firearms Act of 1995 violates at least twelve civil liberties, and

Whereas, the primary duty of government is to guarantee that the rights and freedoms of its people are protected, and

Whereas, civil rights are provincial jurisdiction under section 92 (13) of the British North America Act, 1867, therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the government of Saskatchewan initiate a legal reference to the Supreme Court of Canada demonstrating how the Canadian Firearms Act of 1995 violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Submitted 13 July 2008 by:

Joe Gingrich
Box 2409
White Fox, Saskatchewan
(306) 276-2158

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