Conservatives commit to repealing Bill C-71 if elected
On Wednesday, September 19, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-grasslands, was pleased to stand alongside the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition, for the announcement that, if elected in 2019, a Conservative Government would repeal and replace the Liberal Government’s Bill C-71.
“Bill C-71 is nothing but another gun registry. It targets law abiding gun owners demonstrating that the Justin Trudeau has given up on gangs and is ganging up on Canadians and the residents of Cypress Hillsgrasslands,” said Anderson.
Scheer made the announcement during a press conference following the tabling of an e-petition in response to C-71. The e-petition signed by more than 86,000 Canadians, calls on the Government to scrap Bill C-71 and to instead devote greater resources to policing in Canada.
During the press conference, Scheer said: “All C-71 does is target the most responsible and the most vetted members of our society. Should Bill C-71 pass this fall, a Conservative Government elected in 2019 will repeal it and replace it with a law that targets criminals, protects Canadians, and respects sport-shooters and lawabiding firearms owners.”
“I was happy to stand alongside a number of my Conservative colleagues and our leader, Andrew Scheer for this announcement. The signatures from across the country show that law abiding Canadians are strongly opposed to another billion dollar boondoggle and are tired of being targeted by this government. I am very proud that the Conservative Party has made this commitment,” concluded Anderson.