TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s governing Liberal Party invited a new group of companies to bid for a revised gun-confiscation contract after its initial invitation failed.
The Ministry of Public Safety is hiring a contractor to design ways to pay off confiscation victims. It shared the new job description and invited bidders today in a Tender Notice at BuyAndSell.gc.ca.
The new call for bids, similar to the original one, uses inaccurate and misleading language, referring to the forced seizures as a potential “buyback.”
The deadline to apply is Nov. 3. The notice didn’t include a budget.
Risk of Blowback
The Liberals are also looking for a project manager in a separate contract.
Every company risks reputational blowback if it participates in the forced seizure and destruction of valuable personal items from more than 100,000 families and individuals who want to keep their gear.
The Toronto Sun said Sept. 29 the original call for bids was canceled because nobody applied.
New List of Invited Bidders
- CF Associates Inc.
- Adirondack Information Management Inc., The AIM Group Inc. in Joint Venture
- AECOM Canada Ltd.
- Babcock Canada Inc.
- BMT CANADA LTD.
- CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
- Colliers Project Leaders Inc.
- Ernst & Young LLP
- IBM Canada Limited/IBM Canada Limitée
- Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
- NIVA Inc
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
- Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.
- Sierra Systems Group Inc.
- Tiree Facility Solutions Inc.
Criminalize and Confiscate
The Liberals ordered the crackdown on May 1 in one of the biggest attacks against honest citizens by any democracy in history.
Police-approved gun owners risk jail if they buy, sell, move or use any of their newly blacklisted rifles and shotguns. They also risk jail unless they surrender the items to police by 30 April 2022.
The Liberals have promised to pay victims for their firearms, but not for any parts, accessories or ammunition that are worthless without the guns. Those often exceed the value of the firearms.
The confiscations could cost taxpayers billions of dollars, Gary Mauser said in December at JusticeForGunOwners.ca.
That doesn’t factor in the ethical, social and political costs of attacking families and seizing their precious belongings.
Revised Call for Bids (202101502-1)