Just got back home after one month of driving and talking in BC, Alberta and
Saskatchewan. It sure is a different lifestyle than working in my shop
everyday. My hands have never looked so clean and white!
I think our charter challenge is becoming well known now in the three most
western provinces. Raising awareness is the first goal of this road tour,
and I think that went very well. Following is a brief list of what I've been
up to during the past month:
- Information Rallies (8 in total): (Total raised was close to $10,000.
See for details.)
- In BC; Rock Creek, Chilliwack, Williams Lake, and Prince George.
- In Alberta; Rocky Mountain House, and Westlock.
- In Saskatchewan; Moose Jaw (2)
- Television Interviews:
- Feb 16th -CTV out of Saskatoon
- Feb 18th -CBC (French) out of Regina. (while I was at the SWF
- Radio talk shows
- Feb 8th talk show interview with Quint Lang while in Westlock
- Feb 8th talk show interview with Jim Fisher while in Westlock. Got
very good coverage with this one.
- Feb 21st talk show interview with Murray Wood out of Regina. This
was almost an hour long interview that also took in callers.
- Numerous interviews with many newspapers and radio stations along the
I met with many high profile people during this trip. The goal is to get as
many of the "movers and shakers" on board with our purpose as possible.
While at the SWF conference in Regina, I had an encouraging talk with Garry
Breitkreuz about our charter challenge. (Garry is a very staunch critic of
our Firearms Act and is the CPC MP from this area)
The second goal of this road tour is to raise enough money to be able to put
together a successful charter challenge. Although we still have a long way
to go, I am confident that momentum will grow as the tour continues. Once
more people are aware of this opportunity to quash bill C-68 (the Firearms
Act) we may see more possibilities for more speaking engagements to raise
funds with. Another road tour may have to be done.
Right now, I am busy preparing the eastern part of the road tour. Over half
of the eastern tour is now filled. It looks like the eastern part of the
tour is going to be much busier than the west. If any of you who are in
southern Ontario would like to help with an information rally, I am still
trying to fill in the first two weeks of April in that area. (ex. Toronto,
Hamilton, Kitchener, etc.)
All in all, I think I'm adapting well to this dramatic change in my
lifestyle. God has provided very well for us, and has given us the
opportunity to challenge this unjust law. I pray daily that God will give me
the strength to carry on in this challenge and not to let down my fellow
Canadians. So far He has answered my prayers by giving me the many
supporters across the country that help keep me focused and motivated (as
well as my internal resolve to see this through).
I would also like to thank those that have helped by giving my wife Donna a
quick call or e-mail of support while I was away. Just because she is not on
the road like me, doesn't mean that she isn't stressed out by the ordeal. (I
think she is more stressed out about this than I am.)
Thank you all for your continued support, and I look forward to meeting more
of you as I continue across the country. It sure is nice to see some faces
associated with the names I've been conversing with by e-mail.
Yours in Liberty,
For in a Republic, who is "the country?" Is it the Government which is for
the moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant- merely
a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right
and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't.
Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
- Mark Twain
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