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View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
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2021-02-26 10:33 [p.4595]
Madam Speaker, we have had discussions on this. I want to be really clear on a buyback of these weapons.
First, Canadians who bought these weapons did so legally. We have since prohibited them. Therefore, we are taking steps to remove those firearms, but it is not intended as a confiscation program. That would be a very challenging thing to do. We did look very carefully at buyback programs that had been initiated in Australia and the United Kingdom. They were a little more distant. One of the things we learned from all those circumstances was that governments had to do the important work of getting control of all these firearms first. Bill C-21 would do that. It would enable us to impose—
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