Prouten: New regulations for gun-toting foreign officers

Prouten: New regulations for gun-toting foreign officers

Postby Oscar » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:57 pm

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Prouten" <bill_prouten@hotmail.com>
To: <harper.s@parl.gc.ca>; <blair.hynes@international.gc.ca>
Cc: <jack@fed.ndp.ca>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 3:21 PM
Subject: [coc-chaps-l] New regulations for gun-toting foreign officers

Dear Sirs,

The following proposed regulation exemptions are reprehensible, for the following reason:

1) It states that employees of a foreign state can carry their weapons while enforcing the LAWS OF THE FOREIGN STATE!

There is no way that anybody on Canadian soil should have to fear agents of ANY other country pointing guns at them and exacting THEIR justice. We have different laws than other countries, and different penalties for crimes.

The only people enforcing laws in Canada should be those employed by the Government of Canada, or it's Provinces and Municipalities, and thereby answerable to the people for their actions.

I don't want to see American DEA officials, the FBI, the CIA, the Mossad, MI-6, or any other foreign swat team doing whatever they want on our soil.

Our laws are not their laws.

If foreign governments wish to give Canadian officals carte blanche to operate on their soil, that's their business, but it doesn't need to be, nor should it be, our policy.

Somebody has been watching too much "Dog, the Bounty Hunter", if they think this type of regulation is acceptable to the Canadian public.

Sincerely,

Bill Prouten
5 Fitzgerald Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 1K1
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Exemption Regulations (Persons)

http://canadagazette.gc.ca:80/partI/200 ... le2-e.html

Vol. 141, No. 25 — June 23, 2007

Exemption Regulations (Persons)
Statutory authority
Export and Import Permits Act
Sponsoring department
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

EXEMPTION

1. The following persons are exempt from the provisions of the Export and Import Permits Act while acting in the course of their employment:

(a) employees of a foreign state who, for the purpose of ensuring public safety or security or of enforcing the laws of the foreign state or of Canada, carry goods in the course of their employment when entering or exiting Canada for which permits are required under the Export and import Permits Act and whose duties and functions are described in an arrangement or commitment between the foreign state and the Government of Canada;

(b) members of the Correctional Service of Canada who are designated as peace officers under section 10 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act;

(c) police officers or police constables;

(d) persons designated as fishery officers under the Fisheries Act when performing any duties or functions under that Act or the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act;

(e) employees of the Canadian Coast Guard;

(f) persons designated under section 6 of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, section 11 of the Canada Wildlife Act, section 12 of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act or section 85 of the Species at Risk Act; and

(g) persons referred to in paragraph (d) or (d.1) of the definition "peace officer" in section 2 of the Criminal Code and persons referred to in paragraph (b) or (f) of the definition "public officer" in subsection
117.07(2) of that Act.
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Exemption: the thin edge of the wedge

Postby Oscar » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:59 pm

----- Original Message -----
From: Elaine Hughes
To: Blair.Hynes@international.gc.ca
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:35 AM
Subject: Canada Gazette

Re: Vol. 141, No. 25 — June 23, 2007
Exemption Regulations (Persons)

http://canadagazette.gc.ca:80/partI/200 ... le2-e.html

Mr. Hynes.

I see this proposed Exemption Regulation as the 'thin edge of the wedge' -allowing the list of exempted weapon-holders to grow in the future without anyone really noticing it.

It has the potential of rendering our own security impotent and putting our entire country at enormous risk.

There's no reason why this issue couldn't be approached, using some form of the Alternatives already set out in your preamble, which would smooth out all those 'impediments' - without giving carte blanch permission for foreigners to carry weapons in my country!

Thank you for your consideration of my comments.

I look forward to receiving assurance from you that common sense has taken precedence and this proposed regulation has been REJECTED.

Elaine M. Hughes
Box 23
Archerwill, SK S0E 0B0
Telephone: 306-323-4938
Email: tybach@sasktel.net
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