Firearms Owners Association
Leader of the Opposition CANADA Chef de L’Opposition
September 9, 2004
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Dear Mr. Hudson,
Thank you for forwarding me a copy of your letter to Paul Martin regarding the Firearms Act. I am pleased to have this opportunity to respond.
The Conservative Party of Canada is committed to holding the Martin Liberals accountable for their continued and egregious waste of taxpayers’ dollars on the ineffectual firearms registry. Our critic responsible for the issue of firearms, M.P. Garry Breitkreuz, has been especially vocal, demanding that the government explain all of the costs involved in establishing and maintaining the error-fraught firearms registry. We will continue to call upon the Martin Liberals to scrap the registry.
The Conservative Party of Canada remains firmly committed to repealing the current Firearms Act, including its firearms registration provisions, and replacing it with a system of firearms control this is cost effective and respects the rights of Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to write.
(signed Stephen Harper)
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6