Trudeau recently stood up and told us that Canadian citizens have no legal right to self-defense. He also interfered with a police investigation into a shooting spree to push a political agenda.
Although Dems seem to think America has cornered the market on murder, it might surprise them to learn that Canada has had a recent killing spree with even more fatalities than Uvalde, and is just now getting to the question of ‘what went wrong’.
In April of 2020, Canada’s East Coast had a mass-shooting event in which a man disguised as an RCMP officer — complete with a convincing replica squad car — took the lives of 22 people over a span of 13 hours.
Two years later, a fact-finding report documented what could have been done differently.
It was intended to be a fact-finding report, not a blame-assigning report. But among the other observations, lessons, and criticisms contained in the document there is a reference to Trudeau’s explicit attempt to leverage the murder spree to push a political agenda of gun control.
Details about the types of guns used by the shooter, however, were not shared in the five news conferences that took place in the week following the mass shooting.
Internal RCMP documents show that on April 28, 2020, the head of the RCMP, Commissioner Brenda Lucki, convened a meeting of senior RCMP officers, during which she said she was disappointed that details about firearms had been omitted.
According to notes taken by RCMP Supt. Darren Campbell, Lucki said she felt “disobeyed” when those details were not shared.
Campbell’s notes say Lucki had promised the Prime Minister’s Office and the Public Safety Department that the RCMP would release the descriptions, adding that the information “was tied to pending gun control legislation that would make officers and public safer.” —CityNews
Trudeau, at that time, was already pushing a sweeping gun-control bill limiting the legal purchase of any gun on the list of 1,500 — which, you guessed it, includes the AR-15. Just like he did during COVID, he leveraged the fears of some to justify governmental control of others.
Of course, it will surprise exactly zero of our readers to learn that the guy involved in this killing spree was NOT a lawful gun owner, and he purchased his gun on the black market, not at a hunting store. He was not permitted to own guns, and had previously been reported to police.
This means any laws Trudeau might make infringing on the rights of ordinary law-abiding Canadians are completely irrelevant to the crisis he was trying to exploit to push this agenda. But the truth has never been an obstacle for the left’s agenda in the past, has it?
“I tried to explain there was no intent to disrespect anyone; however, we could not release this information at this time. The commissioner then said that we didn’t understand, that this was tied to pending gun control legislation that would make officers and the public safer.”
Scanlan, in an interview with the inquiry, backed up what was in Campbell’s notes and said that Trudeau and then-public safety minister Bill Blair were interfering, “weighing in on what we could and couldn’t say.”
It wasn’t the first time this had happened in Scanlan’s view.
She pointed to Lucki giving interviews to several media outlets during the aftermath of the shooting, providing an ever-increasing number of victims. This was at a time when local RCMP officers were still trying to determine the total number of victims.
While local officials were saying in excess of 10 people had been killed, Lucki gave a series of interviews on the evening of April 19 with the number killed ranging from 13 to 17. Scanlan said she believed it was political pressure from Ottawa.
“That is 100% Minister Blair and the Prime Minister. And we have a commissioner that does not push back,” Scanlan said in her February 2022 interview. —TorontoSun
Trudeau … “weighing in on what we could and couldn’t say”
Are we surprised that the same guy who sent the horses out to trample protesters in Ottawa put the thumbscrews to the police to do his will? Not at all.
It would hardly be the first time we saw the RCMP making decisions that proved … let’s call it ‘helpful’ … to Justin Trudeau’s personal and political interests.
It is difficult for anyone to keep up with Trudeau’s bad leadership, his totalitarian tendencies and his indiscretions, but certainly the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) should have followed through on one of those indiscretions — a violation of ethics in an illegal vacation — which was straightforward, but they failed. The level of ineptitude is astounding and calls for an investigation of the investigators. —JihadWatch
It’s just another reminder of the importance for us to understand the difference between public servants and rulers. Because given enough time, those in power forget who it is they really work for.
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode.
They “socially distanced” themselves from corporate worship and from pretty much everyone and everything else, except, of course, liquor, and grocery stores.
Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.
Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
That’s a legit question, eh?
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.