Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Help get rid of the gun registry . . ."call an NDP MP"



Federal Justice Minister Vic Toews is looking for support from all parties to pass legislation that would repeal the gun registry. But in order to get our MPs to act, the public must get involved. As Tom Brodbeck from the Winnipeg Sun aptly puts it "at $2 billion and counting, we can't afford not to."

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adrienne - rather than call an NDP MP - why aren't you having people call their local Police Union Office. No one group of persons is putting up MORE resistance to ending the gun registry than the Police Chiefs Association and the many Police Unions. Or is this just another CTF opportunity to pretend that you are 'not political' as you attack the New Democrats - oh wait, I forgot, You used to work on salary as a staff person in the Saskatchewan Party Caucus Office in Regina. Oops, my bad, I should have remembered your demonstrated historical bias.

Adam Taylor said...

Ms. Batra was quoting a column.

Therefore,the bias lies with the columnist.

Don't shoot the messenger.

Maryjane said...

adam.... Ms. Batra fully endorses what was written in the column. Therefore the admitted bias lies with her also.

Adam Taylor said...

Yes, the CTF indeed opposes the Duck-Hunter registry that was originally to cost $2-million and is now projected to eventually hit $2-billion.

maryjane said...

Yes Adam but the CTF has not a word of opposition to the BILLIONS going down the agricultural subsidy black hole EVERY YEAR. What does that say to your credibility?

Shawn said...

MJ

If the farmers operated in a market whereby they could freely sell and use their product, I would be in complete agreement with you. Eliminate the mandatory component of the WCB for western farmers, allow them full right to use their products as they see fit(pasta plants, flour facilities, etc). Then eliminate the subsidies over a 7-10 year period.

Before anyone goes snake on me. I would suggest reading a little Milton Friedman for economics(Free to Choose, Capitalism and Freedom, etc), specifically the parts wherein he dismisses the ideas of import duties and trade barriers. If the US or EU is willing to pay its farmers to sell us cheap grain, we should take full advantage of it and use our arable land to produce items which are more economically viable(whatever that may be).

That's my thoughts.

maryjane said...

shawn... Farmers in Ont. have that "freedom" now, and they are demanding $102.00 an acre. The Wheatboard is a red herring.

Anonymous said...

ignore maliscious maryjane: she is only interested in changing the subject and speading hate and misinformation.

maryjane said...

The point is not that farmers recieve subsidies, but that the CTF falsely claim to oppose subsidies when in fact they support subsidies for their special interest constituency. They claim to be non-partisan but are in reality joined at the hip with the Conservative Party and the Sask. Party. I have also yet to hear them criticize the obscene charitable status of the Fraser Institute. Consistency is always germaine to the issue.

David MacLean said...

Obsene charitable status. Sure, we can go down that road. That would mean Centre for Policy Alternatives would be hit with that. And we should also halt all government money from going to these organizations, like the parkland institute, churches and so many others.

maryjane said...

The Fraser Institute is a right-wing propaganda organisation. But you already know that, as you regularly promote their propaganda, the bogus tax "freedom" day for example. It is indeed obscene for them and the CD Howe Inst. to be subsidized as charities. Treat CCPA and churches likewise? Ya got my vote.

Anonymous said...

maliscious maryjane, we are not discussing subsidies, but are discussing the gun registry.
btw, what do you do for a living? Do you work fr the gun registry?

maryjane said...

David... It occurs to me that you refuse to mention ag subsidies, even tangentially. But that's OK, I understand, you can't bite the hand that feeds you.

Anonymous said...

maliscious maryjane, step up, what do you do for a living?
I bet that you work for the NDP!
btw, I am not a farmer, and am a humble CTF supporter.

Adam Taylor said...

Gun registry - sold as $2-million, cost $2-billion, no?

Effective crime fighting tool??

Should we use unknowns as stastics??

Worth it?

maryjane said...

anon....Stepping up, sorry for the delay but have been busy earning my living in the PRIVATE SECTOR. You lose the bet.
adam taylor....As I have stated before; 1 billion or two spent on the gun registry over ten years. Compared to 50 or 60 billion spent on ag subsidies over the same period. Worth it? Especially since agriculture is in worse shape than ever. But the question, Adam, is not why money is spent on this program or that, but why you and your organisation focus on the one and completly ignore the other while vainly trying to maintain the facade of non-partisanship.

Anonymous said...

maliscious maryjane, you may or may not work in the PRIVATE SECTOR, but I still think that you work for the NDP.
ps: you hate agriculure so much, then stop eating!

maryjane said...

Anon... you are master of your fate and captain of your soul, think what you want.
I don't hate agriculture, only hypocritical organizations like the CTF, the Sask. party, and the Conservative Party who preach the free market but demand socialism and subsidies for their friends and "donors". Don't tell me you support that phoniness?

Scott said...

Talk about hypocrites MJ

Jack Layton the great defender of public owned union staffed health care going to the Shouldice clinic for his surgery and living in Subsidized housing while on city council in Toronto Accusing Martin of killing the homeless because there is not enough subsidized housing
Now thats a hypocrite
BULL.

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