Trudeau Fails to be Transparent with Canadians

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Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Ottawa: Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Glen Motz, Deputy Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s repeated refusal to release documents related to the Firearms Reference Table:

“Justin Trudeau has repeatedly failed to be open and transparent with Canadians. Now he would rather go to court than release documents that simply lay out the classification of all firearms in Canada.  What is the Prime Minister trying to hide?

“The documents that have been requested are already widely shared with international law enforcement partners and firearms industry groups. However, despite a ruling from the Information Commissioner, the Liberals are refusing to provide them to Canadians.

“Justin Trudeau has shown a complete disrespect for law abiding firearms owners by adding increased regulations and red tape though Bill C-71. This is just another example of the Liberals’ unwillingness to stand up and support Canada’s firearms owners.

“Canada’s Conservatives will always stand up for law abiding firearms owners. We are calling on the Prime Minister to follow the ruling from the Information Commissioner and immediately release all documents related to the Firearms Reference Table.”