Firearms Owners Association
Friday, 06 April 2007
Premier Lorne Calvert
Dear Mr. Calvert,
Re: Your Constitutional Responsibility to Defend Rights and Freedoms
I certainly enjoyed meeting you last week in Saskatoon during the Juno
celebrations at Prairieland Park (please see attached photo). I would
like to discuss the item I mentioned during our brief conversation, i.e.
the injustice of the Firearms Act.
The Attorney General’s warning was certainly correct as this unjust Act continues to plague the citizens of our province. Please see the enclosed case of R. v. Lemieux, 2006 SKCA 119. http://www.canlii.org/sk/cas/skca/2006/2006skca119.html
As in Mr. Lemieux’ case, the RCMP seized and confiscated one of my shotguns. And as with Mr. Lemiuex, the courts of Saskatchewan are now trying to tell me that although I properly raised a Charter issue in my defense I cannot appeal a negative decision from a s. 117.03 destruction hearing. Please see my attached Factum.
Mr. Calvert, Section 92 (13) of the Canadian Constitution very clearly places the responsibility to defend “property and civil rights” in hands of the provincial government. Therefore your Government has a duty to prevent this injustice. As Premier you have a Constitutional duty to get involved in defending the Charter protected Rights and Freedoms of the citizens of Saskatchewan.
I would appreciate knowing whether you intend to shoulder your responsibility.
Edward B. Hudson, DVM, MS
Encl.: (3) as noted
CC: Minister of Justice, Frank Quennell, Brad Wall, Don Morgan