Taxpayers billed millions for federal gun buyback scheme without any guns bought

The federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on its gun buyback scheme without actually buying any guns.

As of May 2021, the estimated cost of the scheme has risen to over $1.5 million due to several contracts.

Originally the Department of Public Safety gave a contract to IBM Canada to create a framework for the program costing taxpayers $1.1 million. Several months later, that contract increased by $395,6000 after signing onto optional services.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has since called the wasteful spending a “boondoggle” for the government.

“We’re already seeing costs go higher and the government hasn’t bought back a single gun,” said Federal Director with the CTF Franco Terrazzano in a press release.

“The gun buyback won’t make Canadians safer, but it has all the makings of another big taxpayer boondoggle.”

3 responses to “Taxpayers billed millions for federal gun buyback scheme without any guns bought

  1. How can they ‘Buyback’ something they never sold me in the first place?

    • I think it has something to do with “peoplekind” and “she-cessions” but I’ve misplaced my Liberal-to-sanity dictionary.

  2. I’m sure no one outside the Tru-Anon faithful is surprised in the least.

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