Mr. Speaker, this Liberal government has decided to take yet another pot-shot at law-abiding gun owners in Canada.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has publicly stated his desire for an international treaty to register, control and restrict the use of small arms.
Once again the Liberal government is way off target. Rather than cracking down on the use of firearms to commit crimes, and rather than strengthening enforcement measures along our borders to stop the illegal flow of handguns, the minister would prefer to continue to harass ordinary law-abiding Canadians, even going so far as to deny them use of their own private property.
The word is that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is upset because he did not win the Nobel Prize for the landmine treaty. He should not worry because he is a shoo-in for the booby prize for trampling on the rights of law-abiding Canadians. It is a disgrace.