O’Toole handled his first election pitfall quickly and effectively

He pivoted back to the ineffective Liberal plan against gun violence and moved forward

O’Toole handled his first election pitfall quickly and effectivelyMost political parties face a few potential pitfalls during an election campaign. It seems rather obvious on the surface, right? Yet it’s astonishing how many parties and leaders are completely unprepared for what the march of history has repeatedly warned them to watch, learn and avoid. This year’s federal election has already witnessed a few…

Trudeau gun grab will be ineffective and very expensive

Even the National Police Federation, Canada’s largest police union, believes the buyback will do little to curb criminality

Trudeau gun grab will be ineffective and very expensiveBy Franco Terrazzano and Kevin Lacey Canadian Taxpayers Federation Here we go again. Ottawa’s budget watchdog is on the trail of another big taxpayer boondoggle in the making with the federal government’s latest gun policy. First, a Liberal government introduced the gun registry in the 1990s. That was supposed to cost $2 million, but, by…

Think Canada’s gun registry is dead? Think again

We have reason to doubt Trudeau's word

Think Canada’s gun registry is dead? Think againPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he would never reinstate the gun registry, nor would any Canadian government disarm the people. His legislative track record says otherwise. On Sept. 22, 2010, Trudeau – then just a backbencher MP in opposition – voted against a private member’s bill to remove rifles from the federal gun registry.…

Why Canada’s gun ban won’t stop shootings

Addressing the more complex problems of narcotics, smuggling, and terrorism will yield more effective and durable results

Why Canada’s gun ban won’t stop shootingsBy Paz Gómez Research associate Frontier Centre for Public Policy A prohibition is the easiest way out of a policy problem. In enacting one to target gun violence, the federal government has admitted failure to find a solution that preserves both rights and lives. The deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history took place in Nova…

Epidemic of illegal firearms overwhelms Canadian cities

Corrections institutions are merely holding facilities with few effective rehabilitative programs. They must have programs for safe, effective reintegration

Epidemic of illegal firearms overwhelms Canadian citiesAn analysis by the CBC covering two decades of homicide statistics for Winnipeg reveals a major shift in the types of weapons used. It’s happening across the country. Winnipeg had 44 homicides in 2019, more than in any other previous 10-year period. Police seized 1,771 guns in 2018, up from 1,195 in 2017 and 825…

If the Liberals take on guns (again), the Tories will benefit

The long-gun registry was a multibillion-dollar boondoggle. But Trudeau seems intent on going down that road again

If the Liberals take on guns (again), the Tories will benefitPolitical parties, leaders and governments propose a variety of policy initiatives. Some never get past the planning stage and others are passed into law. And some are policy-oriented disasters that stand out due to political miscalculations, economic mishaps and poor communication strategies. One of the most memorable was the federal Liberals’ Canadian Firearms Registry, or…