Joseph Schow stands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after being sworn into cabinet as House Leader in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)
By Marnie Cathcart
The Epoch Times March 2, 2023Updated: March 2, 2023
Alberta says it will table legislation this month to “protect firearms owners from the federal firearms confiscation program.”
Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, is one of three bills the United Conservative government has prioritized for the short spring session of the 30th legislature, which ends March 31.
“It is important that we’re defending firearm owners in this province, and making sure that Albertans feel as though this government has their back,” said House Leader Joseph Schow at a March 1 news conference.
A spokesperson for Alberta Justice, Ethan Lecavalier-Kidney, told The Epoch Times that details regarding the specific legislation will become available once the bill is tabled, which will occur this month.
Schow said that “a number of firearms owners in the province have reached out” to him and other MPs, and that Albertans “feel the federal legislation is an overreach.”
In response, the province is “taking action within our abilities to protect legal firearms owners,” said Schow. He said the province needs to codify the responsibilities of the Chief Firearms Officer.
The bill “would protect firearms owners from the federal firearms confiscation program and establish a provincial firearms regulatory system that will promote the safe and responsible use of firearms,” the government said in a March 1 statement.
In 2020, the federal government issued a ban on more than 1,500 models of previously legal firearms. In October 2022, the government put a freeze on the transfer and importation of handguns, which effectively bans handgun ownership in Canada.
The legislation was paired with a buyback program that proposed to compensate owners for firearms that were confiscated under the ban.
In December, the government tabled sweeping last-minute amendments to Bill C-21, which if passed, would ban most semi-automatic shotguns and rifles—including many hunting shotguns and rifles purchased legally. The proposed amendments would also ban any gun that can hold a detachable magazine.
The bill and sweeping last-minute amendments sparked an uproar from firearms owners and opposition parties, who say it targets hunters, farmers, ranchers, and sport shooters and involves thousands of popular, common makes and models of rifles and shotguns—most of which are unregistered and were legally purchased by vetted, trained, licensed gun owners.
Opposition members stopped the Commons public safety committee from passing C-21, and pushed for at least eight public hearings on the bill, to include rural, northern, and indigenous communities.
Funding approval for MP’s travel related to these meetings cannot be approved until April, with the start of a new fiscal year. As such, the passage of the bill has been delayed until spring.
Justice Minister Tyler Shandro previously said the federal government’s legislation “will criminalize hundreds of thousands of Canadians overnight—the majority of which reside in Western Canada.”
The Alberta government, on Jan 11, was granted intervenor status by the Federal Court, to intervene in six lawsuits related to federally proposed firearms laws that would ban more than 1,500 models of firearms.
On Friday morning we attempted to get in via the Rideau Centre bridge, over the Rideau Canal. Hundreds of police from Toronto, Ottawa, RCMP, Quebec were present. Drones, snipers everywhere. Tow truck drivers who gave up their morals and ethics for a paycheque, were seen to bust into a camper, breaking windows and hauling out the person and arresting him. A woman attempted to stand in front of a semi-truck, as visible thrown to the ground by at least six cops and was clearly seen to be assaulted.
They then towed the camper and proceeded to haul out the semi-trucks.
Cops barricaded the bridge preventing anyone from crossing. All exits to downtown from the 417 were simultaneously blocked by police. By this time, we began to walk back to the car and try and get downtown from another entrance point. We had to drive later to Quebec and enter from one of the bridges there. And was it cold…-15 with strong winds blowing in from the Ottawa River. I think we have been acclimatized to the Okanagan too long for this type of weather!
Prior to leaving, Bettina from the World Wide Rally was scheduled to speak at a special meeting in Vernon on Sunday. Thank you to supporters at this meeting for their generous donations which we distributed to the truckers. Some of them were even locally from B.C. (Keremeos and Abbotsford). A couple of them actually looked like they were going to cry when I told them the donation was from our Vernon BC freedom activists. CLEAR and the WWR further helped out some additional truckers. There was so much appreciation from them it was hard for us not to cry. The emotional energy was amazing and inspiring, not just from the truckers, but everyone present. Several truckers told me that they were in tears driving at the support they got along the way. An insight many of us were not privy to because each driver was in his/her own truck. Those are people with true feelings.
It was amazing to talk to the truck drivers and people present – thousands. The media reports are not exaggerated – they are falsified. There is no violence of any kind anywhere. Just love – everyone says hi to each other whether stranger or not. Where else do you see that in Canada today?
We were grateful to be able to go into the heated tent area and meet more people and I witnessed actual homeless people be allowed in to eat as well. These people are not the terrorists that Trudeau and the media portrayed them to be – but we all knew that to begin with, didn’t we?
On our way back later that night, the Quebec police had set up gates and were letting people out but refusing entry. Same with Saturday morning. At this time as we were going to try and get across again, I noticed that the wood on one of the bridge sidewalks had been removed from one side of the bridge. Interesting.
So, we traveled until we got to the Confederation Bridge and were able to get across there and park about a 30 minute walk away – again in bitterly cold weather and sustained 40-50 KPH winds.
It was wonderful to see Kyle, Sarah (from the Resistance), Marcus Ray, Dan Dicks, Laura Lynn, and others, as well as local friends.
Things had changed significantly overnight and in the early morning. Almost all trucks were gone and the police had pushed everyone from the Rideau Bridge all the way to the Confederation Building, at Wellington and Bank St.
Cops would push with their batons and then stop. People tried to set up a chain but were pushed back by the brute force of these terrorist “law enforcement” officers – a difference I have said for years is much different than a peace officer.
A tank of some sort was behind the front-line cops, (these aren’t cops – they are glorified military officers in times of peace) who all had pepper spray and used it profusely on innocent people.
At some point, a large number of officers left only to cross over and come back down Sparks St., with another tank. Horses then followed up behind on Wellington St., however they too left after about 45 minutes or so. The crowd by this time, had they desired to so do, could have pushed the remaining police back – there were many more of us at this time than the police. But as a testament again to the peace loving nature of the protesters, no such attempt was made of any offensive action.
We stayed for hours again in this bitterly cold weather and wind. Many people were having to leave by this time, many with icicles on them. It is difficult to describe this cold wind – and unfortunately though we were prepared for cold, we were not prepared for this wind. Finally, after hours of a stand off, we were simply too frigidly cold to be of much use and had to leave. Shortly after, long time B.C. freedom supporter Kyle Cardinal was hit with rubber bullets which destroyed his camera.
The new Ottawa Police Chief fill in, held press conferences lying to the press that we were assaulting them. I witnessed no such assaults other than the police pepper spraying innocent protesters. Nor did anyone else.
The police meanwhile were filming everyone in attendance and the police chief fill in has warned their investigation will continue for months and more charges will be laid. For what? This Emergencies Act Order will go down in history as the largest unlawful and unconstitutional use of power in the history of Canada.
MSM of course was there, to cover only those parts to support the gov’t narrative.
No doubt Trudeau has been on his knees to Jagmeet Singh of the NDP to get his support for the passage of this Emergencies Act. If Trudeau fails on Monday in either the House or the Senate, it will be a non-confidence vote and an election will have to be called. Trudeau knows full well he will never get re-elected right now, as does Singh, and thus is likely offering Singh anything he wants.
The truckers have relocated to a location to be kept silent for the time being. But they will be back – and so will we!!!
Now the Gov’t and police propaganda wheels begin. They are now personally attacking the leaders. False allegations will be made, including criminal charges, in order to convince the gullible MSM public that people who love and organize for freedom, are terrorists.
Watch in the media, especially from the Ottawa police, as they begin to attack everyone attending these rallies in the public MSM, on the direct instructions from the PMO and Freeland.
Speaking of Freeland, she is using this protest as a basis to immediately give FINTRAC more powers to steal your property. The Emergencies Act Order will continue the Gov’t says, but refuses to say for how long. This is frightening as now, the alleged reasons for the Order, ie: the protests, are over in Ottawa, and the ability of the police anywhere in Canada to now steal your property and arrest and beat you without cause, still remains.
Freeland – you need to be in the jail cell next to Trudeau!
To all those people involved in the border protests throughout BC over the past few weeks. Thousands more amazing freedom loving people who refuse to believe the gov’t narrative.
Here are just a couple of pictures from the incredible Osoyoos border protest on Saturday, with an estimated 2000 in attendance. Combined with Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon, we are approaching 4000 people now publicly objecting to these lockdowns just in the Okanagan! And there are tens of thousands more who are simply unable or fearful to attend. We are the majority!
February 26, 2022 12:00 noon Stuart Park
Kelowna – CLEAR MEGA RALLY & MEGA MARCH!
Featuring some of Canada’s leading advocates for freedom:
Tanya Gaw Action4Canada Ted Kuntz Vaccine Choice Canada Beatrice Weir Vernon Activist Jennifer Vaccine injured speaker
Immediately after our rally at Stuart Park, we will begin the CLEAR MEGA MARCH through downtown Kelowna onto Harvey St. (Hwy 97)! This MARCH is incredibly exciting and inspiring and brings out the best in freedom supporters. It demonstrates to the entire City, Province, and to the world that we continue to be one of the largest anti-lockdown areas of B.C., and with the lowest vaccination rate!
With the longest Freedom marches in the BC Interior, you can participate in our ongoing historical opposition to gov’t tyranny. Support in the public is higher now than ever! So too is the need to public visibility.
With the Trudeau Gov’t now planning increased FINTRAC powers and ongoing rights and freedoms deprivations, and Bonnie the Commie clearly not quitting in her attempts to impose Communism under the guise of concern for your health, “it ain’t over” and we need your ongoing peaceful participation to these rallies/protests and refusal to comply with all Gov’t COVID-29 mandates.
We will return to Stuart Park after the highway for socializing and greetings!
NOTE: BC Gov’t attempts to infiltrate and ruin our Freedom Rally – and FAILS!!!
Despite recent attempts by a Provincial Interior Health official, Elliot Penner, to organize a counter rally, only about 10 people showed up, compared to 1000 in support for freedom! Attempts have been made previously at counter protests which have all failed miserably, confirming that our support for freedom remains the dominant force. Even those advocated by the Provincial Government, are wretchedly failing. Clearly Elliot Penner was not acting on his own but in his capacity as an IH official.
February 26, 2022 Vernon Freedom Rally
12:00 Noon Polson Park Join Darren for the Largest rally in the Northern Okanagan, and growing weekly!
February 26, 2022 Oliver Freedom Rally
1:00 p.m. Town Hall Join the Oliver freedom activists who are now just beginning their local Freedom Rallies!
February 26, 2022 Osoyoos Freedom Rally
1:00 p.m. Hwy 97 – both sides – South of Hwy 97 and Hwy 3 intersection Join the Osoyoos freedom activists who are now just beginning their local Freedom Rallies!
February 27, 2022 Penticton Freedom Rally
1:00 p.m. Warren & Main St. in N.E. lot Join Mary Lou for the largest rally in the Southern Okanagan, and growing weekly!
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Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11/01 and now the Ukraine: West aims to trap Russia into World War 3 and enslave or destroy most of the world’s people
By John Kaminski
At the same time senile U.S. president Joe Biden has been warning the world through corrupt Western press reports that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine, the U.S.-backed Ukraine government itself, augmented by squads of Western terrorist mercenaries, has been bombing the breakaway provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk and forcing thousands of Russian-speaking residents to flee their homes.
A steady stream of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine’s embattled eastern provinces have hastily evacuated their homes as Ukraine artillery continues to batter with terror rockets the region’s urban areas whose occupants try to escape with at least their lives across the border into Russia where they are warmly welcomed as kindred refugees.
This is clearly the fulfillment of Russia’s greatest fear ever since American neocons triggered the 2014 Maidan revolution that brought CIA control to the Ukrainian capital in Kiev. Ever since then, the warmongering NATO countries have put pressure on Russia, whose capital Moscow lies only 300 miles northeast from the Ukrainian border.
Malicious media manipulation
Thus far, every single headline in the corrupt Western press reads the same way. The Russians are getting ready to invade Ukraine, they say. The actual situation on the ground is exactly the opposite, as the Ukraine is bombing the hell out of its own territory, driving thousands of refugees across the border into Russia for safety.
Even as Russia pulls its troops away from the troublesome border where they have every right to be, and then observe American mercenaries killing Russian residents of million-plus city of Donetsk, the warped Western press still accuses the Russians of trying to start a war which has already been started by American pressure on the bought-and-paid-for Ukrainian puppet government.
This brutal blather has gone on for weeks trying to take the world’s focus off the failed COVID plandemic which aims to impose Communism on the world, as well as divert attention from the manic fiasco in Canada where police punks continue to rough up patriotic protesters and deprive the rights of citizens protesting the grotesque COVID restrictions that have ruined both the economy of the country and the health of its citizens.
The complex charade now focused on the Western occupied pseudo nation of Ukraine, most famous for bribing the drug-addled son of the American president to get access to his corrupt father, resembles that typical American boogeyman used as an excuse to plunder another victim country of corporate lunacy, which has been the American way of doing business longer than anyone can remember and has resulted in the destruction of a whole string of Third World nations that would still be healthy if not for these barbaric NWO-American interventions.
There are two ways for the public to resist this new series of obviously false public relations hoaxes, which are the oldest political formula in the books — replacing one false flag crisis with another to divert the public’s fading attention with an endless succession of confusing false narratives.
The first is to thoroughly debunk the failed COVID pandemic, from beginning to end a callous plot by the very rich to destroy the world’s commerce and commandeer the money supply by which NWO billionaires plan to control the behaviour of every person on Earth. This is what the Canadian citizens tried to oppose with their naive trucker caravans which ultimately resulted in the oppressive government decision to rescind their Constitutional rights and freeze the bank accounts of thousands of Trucker Convoy supporters.
When the COVID gambit began to fail, because most of the people being murdered by deliberately injurious medical procedures compelled intelligent people to reject the untested, experimental injections altogether, the powers that be triggered a rebellion in the form of independence minded Canadian truckers, whose sincere desire for freedom diverted attention away from the criminal behaviour of the world’s doctors and politicians and onto tyrannical politicians stifling people’s freedom of choice in the most disgusting ways, including trampling old people with police horses.
And when the trucker strike backfired on the Canadian government, and it was forced to use heavy handed violence to crush the protests, world attention was focused on this new tyranny and away from the catastrophic implications of the phony mRNA “vaccines”.
Now the fabricated Ukraine crisis has taken the world’s focus off both the failed pharmaceutical epidemic which has deliberately killed and maimed millions around the world, and away from Fidel Trudeau’s homicidal response to the patriotic outburst of the failed Canadian trucker protest, which has resulted in the loss of all Canadians’ Constitutional rights, including for many the loss of both their livelihoods and their bank accounts.
Therefore, as with the fake disease and its enforced toxic solutions of multiple jabs that have turned out to be useless and ruined the economies of all countries, the citizen protests in Australia, Canada and other countries have resulted in the loss of individual rights and the conversion of former democracies into totalitarian systems in which people have lost their freedom.
As the great COVID panic originated from a 2019 planning session called Operation 201 which theorized a dry run of the worldwide emergency that followed and was trumpeted by mainstream media owned by the same investors as the pharmaceutical giants and medical corporations committing these lucrative crimes against the people, so the contrived disaster from Canada and Australia resulted from restrictive mandates enforced by corrupt governments controlled by the same corporate forces which shut down societies and suspended individual rights of formerly free peoples.
Now because these ruses are slowly being realized by a larger percentage of the population as cynical plans to inveigle the populations into one gigantic totalitarian Communist superstate in which individuals may not protest the dictates of their new corporate commissars, the Commie-controlled United States is crying once again as it did after the Lusitania sinking, Pearl Harbour, the Gulf of Tonkin and 9/11 that war is necessary, and this time it’s war on the rights of all the people in the world and their conversion into totally controllable puppets totally subservient to the new and nihilistic New World Order.
In the meantime, millions continue to die from the poison vaccines, Canadians freeze and die as their government now prevents them from feeding themselves, and fearful Russians flee their Ukrainian homes as the New World Order’s military monsters close in on them while blaming the befuddled Russians as the cause of the problem.
If this sounds like the blaming of the Taliban for the destruction of the World Trade Center, the accusation that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction it wanted to use on the U.S., the charge that Muammar Qaddafi was being mean to his own people and needed to be bombed to smithereens, well, that is because it is exactly the same story that the U.S., guided by the monstrous motivations of its NWO financiers that turn American political and corporate forces into mentally ill monsters wreaking havoc throughout the world, is using once again to turn everyone into either mindless slaves never questioning the orders of their insane leaders, or inert ingredients Bill Gates intends to put into the hamburgers of the future he will use to poison the entire world, a project he has started that is well under way.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 6871 Willow Creek Circle #103, North Port FL 34287 USA.
[Editor’s Note: The current video was taken in Quesnel, B.C. on Saturday, January 29th, 2022. The truckers from Quesnel were lined up along 2 Mile Flat on the north end of town and the line-up stretched back to the turn-off on to the Old Prince George Hwy where the Coop is now located. The group had gathered there before starting. Because of the street lights in the city itself the line was broken up into small groups. The video was shot near the Quesnel River Bridge where Hwy 97 crosses the river and winds its way up the hill into South Quesnel. I erred in the video by stating the convoy was on its way to Williams Lake when in fact it was scheduled to only go as far as Kersley which is about 10 km south of the city limits. This explains why there are short periods between the convoy where there’s no horns blaring or flags flying. Please feel free to share the video with friends and associates.]