Canada – -(Ammoland.com)- Canadians finally know who is in newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet.
While many of his ministers are new to the job, some long-serving veterans have returned to Cabinet portfolios.
The Hon. Ralph Goodale, M.P. for Regina-Wascana, Saskatchewan, the newly appointed Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is one of those. First elected to the House of Commons in 1974, he returned to the House of Commons in 1993 and has served there ever since.
Importantly for us gun owners, Minister Goodale will play a pivotal role in the coming months and years as the Trudeau government deliberates on numerous firearms issues.
The Canadian Shooting Sports Association extends congratulations to Minister Goodale and looks forward to working with him in his new role. We trust our expertise, knowledge and corporate memory on a wide variety of firearms issues will result in a fruitful working relationship and benefit Canada’s most law-abiding citizens, our licensed firearm owners, and all Canadians.
“Priority number one is to learn this portfolio. It’s a big one. It’s a very foundational responsibility of government to keep Canadians safe and do so in a manner that respects Canadians’ values and their civil rights and liberties,” said Goodale after his appointment.
Canadians need a Public Safety Minister who values civil rights and liberty. It is gratifying to have a Public Safety Minister who understands the steep learning curve ahead of him and is committed to understanding all he can about his new post.
Raised on his family’s farm in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, we may assume that Minister Goodale knows what responsible firearm owners really look like. Hopefully, he understands that responsible firearm owners are not a threat to public safety, but are – in fact – the good guys.
Ralph Goodale’s political history shows, if nothing else, that he takes his job seriously and this too is good for Canadians.
Once again, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association congratulates Minister Ralph Goodale on his appointment as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, and we look forward to meeting with him in the very near future.
The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities. Website www.cdnshootingsports.org