- Jul 22, 2021
In other words, the providences are saying give us more money then we'll take their guns. You see they're making it about funding, not about enforcing a draconian law.
That is incorrect. Just as legislation has been passed in some US states and counties prohibiting the use of state/county funds to enforce federal firearms legislation because that is arguably within their constitutional rights, so too the provinces in Canada. It is a case of opposing federal law within the constitution not a case of pleading for funding. As noted above, Alberta is in the process of going a step further and adopting legislation that it believes would allow it to reject federal legislation that it deems inimical to the province.