Month: November 2018

Privacy breach in Canadian handgun consultations

Minister Bill Blair admits Canadian government recorded IP addresses of Canadians filling out online survey Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, Bill Blair, has admitted to a privacy breach in an online survey that was advertised to Canadians as “anonymous”. The government recorded the IP addresses of everyone surveyed […]

RCMP tightens online posting rules after misleading message on guns

The RCMP has improved its internal approval process for online postings after sending out a potentially misleading message on firearms earlier this year, a House of Commons committee heard this week. The procedure and house affairs committee has been hearing testimony about whether an RCMP post about Bill C-71 was in contempt of Parliament for treating the Liberals’ […]

Firearms screening backlogs

Investigations into whether gun licences should be revoked due to violent incidents or mental illness have faced “significant delays” that could endanger public safety, says an internal RCMP review. A lack of timely access to certain police and medical information has contributed to processing backlogs for firearms officers reviewing licence […]