Tony Clement says well-placed sources have knowledgeable him that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce a ban on authorized firearms at a girls’s convention this June in Vancouver.
“I’m instructed on good authority that the prime minister has a secret plan to ban authorized firearms. Apparently, this secret plan is to be executed by cupboard directive with no debate in parliament,” the impartial MP for Parry Sound–Muskoka instructed the House of Commons on the shut of Thursday’s query interval.
“The prime minister plans to announce this ban on the Women Deliver Conference, the place New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern may even attend – can the prime minister verify or deny this zero accountability, secret plan?”
Answering for the PM was Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction minister Bill Blair, who didn’t deny Clement’s declare.
“Our government stays completely dedicated to taking all of the measures which can be efficient in holding Canadians protected…there isn’t a higher duty for any order of government than the protection of their residents,” Blair replied. “We are ready to contemplate no matter measures will probably be efficient in doing so.”
The government’s invoice to improve restrictions on firearm acquisition, possession and transportation (Bill C-71) stays caught in the Senate after its Security committee gutted key elements, together with the definition of a ‘non-restricted firearm’.
Introduced final 12 months, C-71 additionally proposes to lengthen background checks from 5 years to the lifetime of the applicant and mandates retailers observe gross sales for 20 years.
In an interview with The Post Millennial, Clement declined to reveal the sources for his declare. Asked if the knowledge got here from government officers or gun lobbyists, he mentioned “I’m feeling really constrained on what I can say – it is definitely not any gun organization that has contacted me on this.”