Con­ser­va­tives com­mit to re­peal­ing Bill C-71 if elected

The Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - SUB­MIT­TED

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.

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