You knew last night that it was Alberta PC premier Alison Redford who signed-off or even ordered the RCMP to break into people’s homes in High River to seize any fire-arms (see here) they found when her campaign manager popped up on Twitter:
Carter represents the anti-gun faction within the PC government which we now know is led by Redford:
Premier Redford defends the police as she stands Thursday afternoon in the Cargill plant north of this town of 13,000.
“I think what we need to understand is these are exceptional circumstances,” says the premier, adding the gun snatching move was talked about for other places.
“In an emergency situation we need to have our police ensuring there is law and order.” (see here)
Instead of ensuring the RCMP are patrolling High River to keep peoples’ property safe, Redford uses them as a political tool to further her Liberal agenda.
Update: Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ spokesperson defends the RCMP
“We have been advised that during the course of searching for individuals unable to make their way to safety, the RCMP discovered firearms that were insecurely stored. Those firearms will be held safely by the RCMP and will be returned to their owners as soon as possible,” said Andrew McGrath, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Safety. (see here)
Toews should immediately resign or fire his spokesperson if it was determined he was not speaking for the minister.