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    From The Star in 2014 ; it was also carried by several other media outlets at the time as well.......

    Justice Minister Peter MacKay, middle, poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt with a logo from Canada's National Firearms Association at an Edmonton fundraiser last week.
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    Justice Minister Peter MacKay poses in pro-gun T-shirt
    By Paul ClarkeStaff Reporter
    Laurie MonsebraatenSocial Justice Reporter
    Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
    Justice Minister Peter MacKay is drawing criticism after appearing in a photo wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a logo from Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA) — a pro-gun lobby group — during a Conservative Party fundraiser in Edmonton last week.

    The photo shows MacKay standing between two people wearing a black T-shirt with a white image combining a maple leaf and an assault rife and the words “No Compromise” written underneath it.

    “A Canadian veteran wounded in Afghanistan approached me at an event in Edmonton, handed me one of his T-shirts and asked if I would pose for a photo. Having spent a great deal of time with members of the Canadian Forces, I have never shied away from an opportunity to demonstrate my support for them and their families,” MacKay explained in an emailed statement from his office.

    “I have always been clear: I support safe and sensible firearms policies. Furthermore, our government is working on legislation to stand up for law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters,” he said.

    His explanation, however, didn’t wash with NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), who accused the justice minister of “hiding behind the veterans.”

    “Here’s a man who is doing photo ops with his political homies but has no time to meet with the families of the murdered and missing (aboriginal) women,” he said Wednesday night.

    “The NFA is doing major lobbying with politicians,” Angus said. “For Peter MacKay to wear one of their T-shirts when they are calling for the stripping of all the gun laws in the country and then later say he didn’t know? . . . He is either being very cynical or he’s just not very bright.

    “And either reality is just not very comforting when you are dealing with a man whose job it is to uphold the laws of our country.”



    Sheldon Clare, president of Canada’s National Firearms Association, said Thursday he feels the shirt is “fairly clear.”

    “The shirt speaks for itself,” Clare said. “We’re quite flattered that the minister would wear one. We appreciate his support of veterans as well as his willingness to speak out in favour of firearms owners.

    “We’re hoping he tries to improve his grade. He hasn’t been a very pro-firearms minister.”

    Clare added Thursday that online sales of the shirt have skyrocketed since the story broke.

    A version of the photo could still be found on the association’s Facebook page with the caption “Peter Mckay (sic) believes in freedom!”




    The photo first appeared online Aug. 22 and has since garnered a lot of attention from gun advocates and critics on social media.




    Ericka Clarke, a NFA field officer who appears beside MacKay in the photo, refused to comment Wednesday night and directed inquires to NFA executives, who were unavailable.

    Adam Vaughan, newly elected as the MP for Trinity—Spadina, retweeted the photo with the words “unbelievable, yet sadly predictable.”

    The Conservative party abolished the federal long-gun registry in 2012 after campaigning to get rid of it for years.
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    Adam Vaughan, newly elected as the MP for Trinity—Spadina, retweeted the photo with the words “unbelievable, yet sadly predictable.”

    The Conservative party abolished the federal long-gun registry in 2012 after campaigning to get rid of it for years.

    The nerve of some people! Can you imagine? Politicians following through on an election promise! It’s unbelievable!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petamocto View Post
    He has spoken about that numerous times already on podcasts and other interviews, and he doesn't want to because he feels like he's an expert in his own field, and not politics.

    The counter is that Trudeau and Trump aren't exactly political experts either and they pulled it off (Reagan, Ventura, Schwarzeneger, etc), but so far he has said he's not interested.

    For the rest of you guys, I think you're too quick to say it's all over now. I have all sorts of fence-sitting friends who have said they'll vote Conservative again for Peter MacKay, but they couldn't vote for Scheer.
    You are in New Brunswick.

    Of course they will vote for MacKay in the hopes he will funnel more ACOA money and Irving Shipyard contracts into the region.

    Meanwhile, out here in the places where people voted for Scheer only to see him ousted in a party coup orchestrated by eastern based Progressive Conservatives we are starting to lose faith in the CPC.

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    but JT would surely win another election if Harper was leader of the CPC.
    no.

    Harper lost because he did not wanted to play the silly game ,he had nothing to drown the turd,except the turd's promises of a financial deficit , which sounded like a tax money giveaway to canadians,which canadians applauded to .

    now he'd have much more than the minimum needed to cut trudeau political career to ground level.
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    I was hoping he would show up and do something useful in front of the cameras. Like beat the flames out with his face.
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    This intellectual midget needs to rub the contents of a large tube of PREPARATION H on his ego and then smack himself with the empty tube until he's in a permanent coma. !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swingerguy View Post
    Adam Vaughan, newly elected as the MP for Trinity—Spadina, retweeted the photo with the words “unbelievable, yet sadly predictable.”

    The Conservative party abolished the federal long-gun registry in 2012 after campaigning to get rid of it for years.

    The nerve of some people! Can you imagine? Politicians following through on an election promise! It’s unbelievable!!
    That was Harper following an ECONOMIC agenda and chopping useless & wasteful programs based on the Sheila Fraser report.
    To construe the suspension (the old data still exists and will soon be used to track holdout banned guns) of the c68 LGR as a pro gun action by Harper would be inaccurate though in retrospect c19 did save gun owners collective butts.
    If the c68 LGR was up to date we’d be passing in our ARs for destruction right now.
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    OK WTF is going on??

    Harper resigns from the CPC fundraiser part of the party??

    AND all the top conders drop out of the leadership race ???

    this smells
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billythreefeathers View Post
    OK WTF is going on??

    Harper resigns from the CPC fundraiser part of the party??

    AND all the top conders drop out of the leadership race ???

    this smells
    Yup.
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    Charlie Angus, lol. How's your ethics holding up

    Propping up a govt led by someone who is either very cynical or not very bright
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunexpert007 View Post
    From The Star in 2014 ; it was also carried by several other media outlets at the time as well.......

    Justice Minister Peter MacKay, middle, poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt with a logo from Canada's National Firearms Association at an Edmonton fundraiser last week.
    If those twits burned us with McKay because of that stunt, so help me God...

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