A pro-gun group is continuing its offensive against the survivor of a mass shooting by asking the federal government to dismiss her as vice-president of its firearms advisory committee.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights sent a letter last week to elected officials requesting the dismissal of Nathalie Provost, who survived the Ecole Polytechnique shooting in 1989.
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The letter was sent the day after The Canadian Press reported that a federal watchdog had dismissed allegations that Provost’s work violated lobbying laws.
Provost — who was shot four times in the massacre — has been involved for eight years with a group that advocates for stricter gun control laws.
But the federal lobbying commissioner says she did not need to register as a lobbyist because she is not paid by the Quebec-based advocacy group (PolySeSouvient).
Despite the ruling, the firearms organization maintains that Provost engaged in “lobbying activities” by suggesting measures to be included in government legislation tabled last March.
In a phone interview, the group’s vice-president for public relations once again called for Provost’s removal from the firearms advisory committee.