Tim VanderBeek -2021

Tim VanderBeek -2021

Tim VanderBeek <vanderbeekforcouncil@gmail.com>AttachmentsReceived Oct 7, 9:49 PM 

Hi Scott:
I hope you are doing well.
Here are my answers to your questions.

1) No, I do not.  I live in the Saint Edwards area and lived through the Lethbridge Christian School incident and do not have faith in that location.

2) No, I would not.  I believe the federal laws and regulations are good enough.

3) Yes, I do not believe that guns originally designed for killing humans should be in private hands.  Other forms of long guns, I believe, are much better for hunting.

4) Yes, I have friends who have done so.  No, it is not for me.

5) No, I have not hunted.  I believe that ethical hunting should have respect for the animal, respect for the environment that the animal resides in, respect for others by following the rules, laws and regulations governing the hunt, and the hunter obtaining and retaining the skills necessary for a quick kill.

6) No

7) For safety upgrades yes.

8) Yes

9) Yes, the presence of firearms means that there is a greater risk of a serious incident.  The rules need to be followed and enforced stringently.

10) As I Biology teacher with a degree in Zoology I work hard to impart in my students the importance of wildlife conservation and habitat

* Tim did not copy the question in his response so I have added them below for reference. Tim’s responses where in an attached document and have been reproduced here. – Scott

LFGA City of Lethbridge By-Election Candidate Questions.

1) Do you support the continued operation of the Lethbridge Fish & Game Shooting Sports Facility in the current location in Pennaquim Park?

2) The Federal government has said it will place the choice of banning handguns in the hands of municipalities. Lethbridge has an extremely active handgun sport-related community and culture. Would you support banning handguns in Lethbridge? Why or why not?

3) Do you believe a ban on so-called ‘assault-style weapons’ that were legally owned by law-abiding people involved in the shooting sports makes our communities safer?

4) Do you understand the process of becoming a licensed firearm owner in Canada? Do you have a PAL or RPAL?

5) Have you experienced sport shooting or ethical hunting yourself?  What do you think are the key points to ethical hunting?

6) Have you used the Lethbridge Fish & Game Associations Shooting Sports Facility or been involved in any of our many conservation projects or activities?

7) Do you support the City’s financial support of facility upgrades at the LFGA Shooting Sports Facility? 

8) Do you support the statement that the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association Shooting Sports Facility and related organizations represent an important community sport and recreation resource in our community?

9) Do you believe that the LFGA Shooting Sports Facility should be treated differently than other sporting venues by the City of Lethbridge. If so, how?

10) The LFGA on behalf of its members donates thousands of dollars, and thousands of hours into conservation and habitat yearly. Do you feel this is important at the municipal level and are you involved in any of these activities or do you support wildlife conservation and habitat protection in other ways?

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