After nearly two months on the job in a ministry created just for him, Bill Blair now knows his job description after receiving a mandate letter from the Prime Minister.
Blair is to lead the government's plan on irregular migration - with no mention of stopping it. He’s also supposed to lead conversations with the U.S. on the safe Third Country agreement, with no mention of closing its loopholes.
And Blair is also supposed to implement the Liberal gun control agenda. According to the mandate letter, Blair is:
“to support the ministry of Public Safety and emergency preparedness on the passage of Bill C 71 and work together on additional policy, regulations or legislation that could reduce crime involving the use of firearms and keep Canadians safe.” Blair “should lead an examination of a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians.”
Blair was Toronto’s police chief when “Toronto the Good” started turning into “Toronto the Violent”. He didn't have solutions to stop gun violence then, so why would he have answers now?
Watch as I show you why I think the writing is already on the wall for Canadian gun owners, and the study is just an expensive exercise in political theatre.
In the real world, Canadians want to defend themselves from crime when police cannot. A radio station in Swan River Manitoba is doing armed patrols, saying they’ll use lethal force to protect their staff from threats of arson because police are failing to respond.
The reality outside the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal bubble is that police are minutes away when seconds count.