Look out Americans! Obama may be giving the Canadian company behind healthcare.gov’s glitch-ridden website a pass for reasons other than you may think. CGI is famous in the U.S. as ObamaCare website builders, and infamous in Canada as the company that built the $2.7 billion plus busted gun registry.
Make that the $2.7 billion plus Canadian LIBERAL Government gun registry for which the Canadian taxpayer is still paying through the nose some 20 years later.
President Barack Obama who threw temper tantrums in getting his way on last week’s government shutdown, is curiously calm when it comes to a $292-plus million website that’s still bogged down by a potential 5 million lines of bad code.
Could it be that the website that doesn’t work is a diversion for something else Obama doesn’t want people thinking about, like a computer driven gun registry?
In 1993, the Liberals passed Bill C-68 (the Firearms Act). Over half of all registered handguns in Canada were prohibited without any evidence provided that these handguns had been misused. Almost overnight, owning a firearm, an ordinary rifle or shotgun in The Land of the Maple Leaf became a criminal offence for those not holding a valid licence.
The CGI Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS) brought on stream by the Prime Minister Jean Chrétien-led Liberal government was so wrought by delays and cost overruns that it came to the attention of Canada’s Auditor-General Sheila Fraser.
In 2002, the auditor-general revealed that the Liberal created Firearms Centre had grown out of control. (Gary Mauser, Special to the National Post, Dec. 11, 2012).
“Despite political promises that the program would not cost over $2-million, costs were expected to exceed $1-billion by 2005. By 2012, this had ballooned to $2.7-billion. The auditor-general uncovered irregularities including mismanagement and corruption. Her findings stimulated a parliamentary revolt. In 2003, Parliament imposed an annual spending cap. The auditors’ reports led to RCMP investigations of Liberal insiders and contributed to the fall of the Liberal government in 2006.”
Did the U.S. Democrats, who make the protection of women and children the main motive for gun control copycat corrupt Canadian Liberal politicians?
“To this day, it has been claimed that the registry is important in protecting women. But in fact, there is no convincing evidence that registering firearms has been effective in reducing either homicide rates overall, or spousal murders in particular. Even though homicide rates have been gradually falling since the 1970s, a wide variety of researchers have been unable to find solid evidence linking gun laws to this decline. Changing demographics, not firearm laws, better explain the decline in homicides involving long guns over the past 20 years. It is difficult to argue that Canadian gun laws are effective when homicide rates have dropped faster in the United States than in Canada since 1991.”
Citizen hopes ran high when the Stephen Harper Conservative government that took power in 2006 canceled CGI’s gun registry contract, and over time, repealed the Canadian gun registry entirely.
But gun ownership in Canada remains a complicated business , and when the RCMP seized guns from the evacuated homes in the aftermath of flooding in High River, Alta., last June came proof positive that politically correct rules still hold sway on gun ownership.
Meanwhile, many are suspicious that Obama can’t seem to get his signature website up and running. They wonder why the his administration would hire a company whose contracts to build health care databases for diabetic clients in the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick were cancelled for delays and cost overruns.
Overnight, the CGI Gun Registry tracked gun owners in Canada.
Under the Affordable Health Care Act, doctors are encouraged to ask their patients if they own a gun.
Shouldn’t Americans be getting suspicious by now?