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Firearm Safety Courses

Mrs. Lynne Yelich (Blackstrap, Canadian Alliance): Mr. Speaker, the justice committee heard yesterday that the Liberals have spent more than $29 million to advertise their gun registry fiasco. Yet the government could not see fit to renew a $65,000 funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Association for Firearm Education.

Could the Solicitor General please explain why safety falls so far below advertising on his list of priorities?

Hon. Wayne Easter (Solicitor General of Canada, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am amazed at this question in which she asks why safety falls so far below the horizon with the government.

First, on the money to Saskatchewan, that was a three year contract. The contract ended. As the commissioner for firearms answered yesterday at committee, it was explained how there were 500 firearms people in Saskatchewan working on training with communities, and that is going well.

On safety, the purpose of the Firearms Act is to make our communities safer and members opposite--

The Deputy Speaker: The hon. member for Haliburton—Victoria—Brock.