O’Trudeau pivots on gun policy in increasingly tight election race

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Erin O’Toole reverses his position on gun control, shoots self in foot.


O’Toole pivots on gun policy in increasingly tight election race​

In a week that shook up the federal election campaign, both Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole focused on guns and crime, leading the Conservative Leader to reverse his position.

The Liberals have been lashing out at a Conservative commitment to lift a 2020 order-in-council that banned certain kinds of semi-automatic weapons.

In Markham, Ont., on Sunday, Mr. Trudeau declared: “Mr. O’Toole has made a secret deal with the gun lobby to reverse that ban on these assault weapons, military-style assault weapons,” which had been used in a number of mass shootings in Canada.

And on Sunday, the Conservatives reversed themselves. At a media availability at Vancouver’s Canada Place, Mr. O’Toole announced that, if elected, his government would keep the order-in-council in place during the public review of legislation and regulations.

 
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It's amazing how good it feels to know that the status quo won't change under O'Trudeau.

Harper would be so proud. 😁
 

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It's amazing how good it feels to know that the status quo won't change under O'Trudeau.

Harper would be so proud. 😁
Oh fer sure, because the status quo has worked so well for Canada. Oh wait, you didn't know that Canada consists of more than just Quebec and the GTA? I'm serious, it really does.
But yeah, it must feel great being the "proud Canadian" you are to basically subsidize China's continuing economic expansion while more and more Canadians are being priced out of the daily necessities of living because we gots to save the world by lowering our emissions from 725Mt to 500Mt. And ya can't do that without a carbon tax for some reason.

But hey, being another Canada-hating Quebec nationalist who lives in the GTA for some reason, it's no wonder you feel great. You get to feed your sociopathic hatred of Canada even more.
 

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Oh fer sure, because the status quo has worked so well for Canada. Oh wait, you didn't know that Canada consists of more than just Quebec and the GTA? I'm serious, it really does.
But yeah, it must feel great being the "proud Canadian" you are to basically subsidize China's continuing economic expansion while more and more Canadians are being priced out of the daily necessities of living because we gots to save the world by lowering our emissions from 725Mt to 500Mt. And ya can't do that without a carbon tax for some reason.

But hey, being another Canada-hating Quebec nationalist who lives in the GTA for some reason, it's no wonder you feel great. You get to feed your sociopathic hatred of Canada even more.
Se JInn? This kind of trash that flossy puts out is what represents OntarioWE and Kwebek views in the west. Because this is all we hear.
 

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Se JInn? This kind of trash that flossy puts out is what represents OntarioWE and Kwebek views in the west. Because this is all we hear.
No, what you hear are the views from Toronto and the GTA in Ontario. Do you think govts give a shit about places like Chatham or Woodstock? Fuck no.

Quebec thinks the ROC exists merely to serve and support Quebec. And Official Bilingualism only encourages and reinforces that belief. The twats in Toronto OTOH are of the firm belief that Toronto is the only place that matters in Canada. They think that what they want should be what everyone else wants. Seriously dude, there's a lot of people in Northern Ontario who get shafted every election too because the part of Ontario where they live doesn't matter to Ottawa.
 

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No, what you hear are the views from Toronto and the GTA in Ontario. Do you think govts give a shit about places like Chatham or Woodstock? Fuck no.

Quebec thinks the ROC exists merely to serve and support Quebec. And Official Bilingualism only encourages and reinforces that belief. The twats in Toronto OTOH are of the firm belief that Toronto is the only place that matters in Canada. They think that what they want should be what everyone else wants. Seriously dude, there's a lot of people in Northern Ontario who get shafted every election too because the part of Ontario where they live doesn't matter to Ottawa.
That doesn't surprise me. I suspect most of Northern Quebec is probably the same.
 
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No, what you hear are the views from Toronto and the GTA in Ontario. Do you think govts give a shit about places like Chatham or Woodstock? Fuck no.

Quebec thinks the ROC exists merely to serve and support Quebec. And Official Bilingualism only encourages and reinforces that belief. The twats in Toronto OTOH are of the firm belief that Toronto is the only place that matters in Canada. They think that what they want should be what everyone else wants. Seriously dude, there's a lot of people in Northern Ontario who get shafted every election too because the part of Ontario where they live doesn't matter to Ottawa.
Much empathy from the prairies…I hear you.
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Unfortunately Ron, it's not just ideological. Mulroney was no different than any Liberal when it came to how he viewed Canada and Quebec.
 
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