ISSUE: The Coalition for Gun Control has issued an ALERT requesting pressure on local MPs before second reading begins this Monday, September 28, on a Gun Control bill – Bill C-391- that would eliminate current long-gun registration and destroy all existing registration records.
ACTION:Members of Parliament are in their ridings this week. Please e-mail, phone or fax your local MP and opposition party leaders and ask them to defeat this bill because the gun registry improves the safety of women and children. To defeat the bill, Liberals, the NDP and the Bloc have to hold party lines. The gun lobby is exerting pressure on rural MPs. A sample letter to opposition party leaders that you can adapt is attached.
Coordinates of all MPs may be found at:
Leaders and cabinet ministers contacts:
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff Tel. Ottawa: 613-995-9364 Riding: 416-251-5510 IgnatM@parl.gc.ca
NDP Leader Jack Layton Tel. Ottawa: 613-995-7224 Riding: 416-405-8914 LaytoJ@parl.gc.ca
Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe Tel. Ottawa: 613-992-6779 Riding: 514-522-1339 DucepG@parl.gc.ca
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Tel. Ottawa: 613-992-4211 Riding: 403-253-7990 HarpeS@parl.gc.ca
Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan Tel. Ottawa: 613-996-7752 Riding: 905-898-1600 VanLoP@parl.gc.ca
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson Tel Ottawa: 613-995-1547 Riding: 905-353-9590 NichoR@parl.gc.ca
*Note– to find your local MP or MPP please see the link on the right hand side of the blog.