CUFOA

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

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Martha Hall Findlay Leadership Campaign
PO Box 69522
5845 Yonge Street
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 4K3

Dear Ms. Findlay,

Re: “We have to take our heads out of the sand”

I am very impressed by what you had to say when you visited Saskatoon on Monday, 28 January 2013. We certainly need to reform our archaic laws that criminalize marijuana, to improve our health care system by allowing some private delivery, and to repeal the discriminatory Indian Act. I applaud your statement:

“When we talk about evidence-based policy, let’s walk the walk and show Canadians we have the guts to say if that is what the evidence is, that is what we should do.”1

In launching your leadership campaign in Calgary, you spoke of a country that “needs a government with a different kind of courage.”2 If you have the kind of courage to be “truly honest, transparent and accountable to Canadians” and were willing to apply evidence-based principle to the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act, I believe you would see the glaring need to repeal this unjust legislation that made the mere possession of a firearm a criminal offence.3

A sincere commitment from the Liberals to “take their heads out of the sand” by a pledge to repeal the Firearms Act and decriminalize the possession of firearms for self-protection would be a major step forward in renewing the Liberal Party as a viable voting option for many responsible firearms owners.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you.

Sincerely,

Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

1. Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Candidate backs pot, health-care reform
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Candidate+backs+health+care+reform/7885545/story.html

2. Martha Hall Findlay’s Vision for Canada
http://2013.marthahallfindlay.ca/why-martha/

3. The Firearms Act, section 4
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-11.6/page-2.html#h-4

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
www.cufoa.ca