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32-40win 03-21-2018 02:46 AM

An actual copy of proposed legislation C71
Figured I may as well post this, maybe a mod wants to sticky it for a bit, that way people can at least look at it;

32-40win 03-21-2018 01:40 PM

And firearm lawyer Ian Runkle's quick interpretation of it;

Firearms Lawyer Ian Runkle's take on C-71
As quoted in another forum:

Thought this was a very interesting read. Copied and pasted from Ian's Facebook post:

"Okay, so I have been away most of the day, which means that my commentary on the new firearms bill is a little late. But, here goes.

Minor stuff:
* It incorporates the language used in the Criminal Code for definitions. This is sensible.

* Some grammatical changes, mostly which recognize that businesses/corporations exist.

More important stuff:

* Section 5(2) of the Firearms Act is amended to remove the "within the previous 5 years" that was previously incorporated. So instead of the CFO having to consider what happened in the previous five years, they now have to consider the issue generally. The effect of this is actually fairly minimal, because the courts had said that the CFO/etc are more than entitled to consider things outside the five year range, and the CFO/etc did consider it.

* Section 12 is amended by creating a new blanket grandfathering clause that can be done by regulation. Now, this suggests that the current government may intend to prohibit more firearms in future. However, it also suggests that they may grandfather in existing owners. This is a big warning sign for gun owners going forward, and one I haven't yet seen discussed. These firearms will also be excluded from the automatic ATT provisions. However, the new category of grandfathered firearms are not necessarily barred from being issued an ATT. This creates an uneven patchwork of laws that is exactly the opposite direction our firearms laws should be going.

* They are adding a specific grandfathering clause for the CZ 858 and the Swiss Arms rifles for owners who had one before June 30th, 2018. It's not yet June 30th... anyone feeling like giving me a present?

* Automatic ATTs for prohibited firearms are being clawed back, meaning most can't be taken to ranges. Those who have 12(6) firearms (short-barreled handguns) and who have registered as collectors will also not be issued an ATT that allows range trips for those firearms.

* Non-restricted firearms can now only be transferred if you call the CFO and get a reference number for the transfer. This is going to be a serious issue for gun shows, most of which happen on weekends, when the CFO is not open. It'll be a headache generally, because the CFOs office does not keep the hours they claim to keep (I frequently find that if I call in at 1:00 PM I may get the message that tells me that they closed at 4:00 PM and to call again the next day). This will also aggravate the issues associated with the CFO practice of placing a licence "under review", which is not permitted by the legislation, and effectively means that a person with a valid licence is nevertheless barred by CFO fiat from exercising transfers. This is a practice that I have been looking for an opportunity to challenge in court, though. Oh, and violating this is grounds for revocation of your firearms licence... though it'd also be grounds for criminal charges. The net effect of that is mostly something that interests folks like me, because it provides negotiation options.

* Businesses must now keep records of transfers for 20 years, which they provide very little details on confidentiality for. The Liberal Party has been spinning this as though the only way for the police or the CFO to get access to those records is via a warrant, and thus this is not a backdoor registry. This is either a lie or a fairly major oversight, because section 102 of the Firearms Act allows for inspection of a businesses records on fairly broad basis, including copying details. So... yeah. These records will be easily available to the CFO. Additionally, a business going under has to transfer the records to the CFO. So... not quite a registry, but definitely has some substantial monitoring.

* Major omission: Refusals to issue a reference number aren't enunciated in section 74 (referring decisions of a firearms officer to a court to have them reviewed). This means that challenges to this are going to be in a legal limbo. Arguably case law (including Runkle v. Alberta) says that this new creature will be reviewable by the section 74 process, but it would have been nice to clear up this particular disaster.

* It also revokes a ton of ATTs. So, there is going to be one hell of a backlog at the CFO's office the instant this gets proclaimed.

* Restores the prohibition on the CZ 858 and the Swiss Arms rifles.

* Allows the government to retain the long gun registry data.

* Removes the ability of the government to designate something as non-restricted by Order In Council.

Okay, so, some comments:

First, it makes sense that the same principles that allow a firearm to be designated as restricted by law or prohibited by law should allow the government to make it non-restricted. The whole "we need to take these decisions out of the hands of politicians" rhetoric is insane, because of course politicians decide the laws. The LPC just wants to ensure a 'ratchet' effect, where firearms can move to being more restricted, but cannot easily move back to being less restricted. This assumes that the government will never make an error, which is silly.

Second, there are indications in this bill of planned prohibitions to come. The people saying "Oh, they're not banning anything" are wrong, because there are clear plans laid to ban things.

Third, this legislation doesn't fix any of the legislative disaster that is our firearms laws, and generally makes things worse by making it an even more uneven patchwork of conflicting rules. I have no idea how laypeople are expected to navigate this.

Fourth, the business records provisions are not as described--because these records are not excluded from the application of s. 105, the promises that a warrant will be needed to get this information are flatly false. I leave it to the reader to decide if this creates a back door registry. If the goal is to create same, this is probably the worst of all possible worlds, as it will be highly unreliable for determining anything."

32-40win 03-24-2018 04:00 PM

some good info on resources to combat c71, some info that can be read, watched or listened to, addresses and e-mails for some gov't offices.

Some extra reading/viewing material:

Join the Conservative Party of Canada:

Firearms Lawyer Ian Runkle's take on-C-71:

Swiss Arms Research project:

Brian Lilley:

Rod Giltaca:

CBC - Solomon Friedman confronts Wendy Cukier on bill C-71 (at the 1:25:45 mark):

Tony Bernardo goes up against Wendy Cukier:

Ralph Goodale speaking out of his @ss:

Find your MP here;

Gov't e-mails and addresses for senators;

Maritime Division
Nova Scotia
Wanda Thomas Bernard 613-996-2090
Daniel Christmas 613-996-2188
Jane Cordy 613-996-8409
Mary Coyle ?
Stephen Greene 613-947-4210
Michael L. Macdonald 613-995-1866
Tom McInnis 613-943-1662
Terry Mercer 613-996-2657

New Brunswick
Rene Cormier 613-996-2279
Joseph A. Day 613-992-0833
Nancy Hartling 613-995-9191
Sandra Lovelace Nicholas 613-943-3635
Paul McIntyre 613-943-1756
Percy Mercer 613-947-4225
Rose-May Poirier 613-943-4027
David Adams Richard 613-943-6263
Pierrette Ringuette 613-943-2248
Carolyn Stewart-Olsen 613-992-0121

Prince Edward Island
Percy Downe 613-943-8107
Mike Duffy 613-996-4318
Diane Griffin 613-996-2140

Quebec Division
Diane Bellemare 613-943-1555
Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu 613-943-4029
Patrick Brazeau 613-995-8625
Claude Carignan 613-992-0240
Jean-Guy Dagenais 613-996-7644
Dennis Dawson 613-995-3978
Jacques Demers 613-992-0151
Renee Dupuis 613-995-4318
Chantal Petitclerc 613-995-0298
Andre Pratte 613-995-0300
Raymonde Saint Germain 613-995-9204
Judith Seidman 613-992-0110
Larry Smith 613-996-8555
Josee Verner 613-996-6999
Eric Forest 613-996-2171
Rosa Galvez 613-996-2210
Marc Gold 613-995-9211
Leo Housakos 613-947-4237
Serge Joyal 613-943-0434
Ghislain Maltais 613-996-7377
Paul Massicotte 613-943-8110
Marie-Francoise Megie 613-996-2357

Ontario Division
Salma Ataullahjan 613-947-5906
Lynn Beyak 613-996-8680
Robert Black ?
Gwen Boniface 613-995-9193
Anne Cools 613-992-2808
Martha Deacon
Tony Dean 613-996-2312
Nicole Eaton 613-947-4047
Art Eggleton 613-995-4230
Linda Frum 613-992-0310
Peter Harder 613-995-0222
Frances Lankin 613-995-2795
Sabi Marwah 613-947-6809
Lucie Moncion 613-996-2224
Jim Munson 613-947-2504
Thanh Hai Ngo 613-943-1599
Victo Oh 613-943-1880
Ratna Omidvar 613-943-4330
Kim Pate 613-995-9220
Howard Wetston 613-995-9197
Vernon White 613-996-7602

Western Division
Patricia Bovey 613-995-9193
Raymonde Gagne 613-943-4323
Mary Jane McCallum 613-943-1330
Marilou McPhedran 613-996-2106
Murray Sinclair 613-995-0234
Don Plett 613-992-0180

Doug Black 613-996-8680
Elaine McCoy 613-995-4293
Grant Mitchell 613-995-4254
Scott Tannas 613-943-2240
Betty Unger 613-996-7420

Raynell Andreychuk 613-947-2241
Denise Batters 613-996-5906
David Tkachuk 613-947-3196
Pamela Wallin 613-996-2794
Dr. Lillian Dyck 613-995-4318

British Columbia
Larry Campbell 613-995-8625
Mobina Jaffer 613-992-0189
Yonah Martin 613-947-4078
Richard Neufeld 613-947-4055
Nancy Greene Raine 613-947-4052
Yuen Pau Woo 613-995-9244

Confederation Division
Newfoundland and Labrador
Norman Doyle 613-996-7483
George Furey 613-992-4416
Fabian Manning 613-947-4203
Elizabeth Marshall 613-943-4011
David Wells 613-943-1788

Dennis Patterson 613-992-0480


Gov't offices and firearms groups;

Justin Trudeau:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

*Mail may be sent postage-free

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale:

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

*Mail may be sent postage-free

Shadow Public Safety Minister Pierre Paul-Hus (CPC):

Honourable Pierre Paul-Hus
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-995-8857
Fax: 613-995-1625

*Mail may be sent postage-free

Secretary to the Prime Minister Gerald Butts:

Gerald Butts
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Telephone: 613-992-4211

Liberal Party Headquarters:

Liberal Party of Canada
350 Albert Street, Suite 920
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6M8

Toll free: 1 888 LIBERAL (542-3725)

CPC Headquarters:

Conservative Party of Canada
1720-130 Albert St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4



Leave Trudeau a friendly message on his Facebook or twitter Page:

Leave the RCMP a friendly message on their FaceBook page:

And be sure to write RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau (soon to be Brenda Lucki) directly:

Commissioner Daniel Dubeau
RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
73 Leikin Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0R2

Phone: 613-843-6400
Fax: 613-993-0260

(email address needed for Brenda Lucki)

Commissioner Brenda Lucki
RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
73 Leikin Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0R2

Phone: 613-843-6400
Fax: 613-993-0260

CSSA Donation page:
Membership $45

NFA legal fund donation link:
Membership $35

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393

CCFR (Canadian Coalitian for Firearms Rights):
Rod Giltaca, Tracey Wilson
Membership $40

Bellero 03-24-2018 10:13 PM

Great post, thank you.

32-40win 03-25-2018 08:56 PM

A very good guide to communicating with your MP and any others you e-mail and write to, from the CSSA;


Boogerfart 03-25-2018 09:23 PM

Awesome, thanks for taking the time to share all the info.

32-40win 03-25-2018 11:17 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Standing Commitee on National Safety and Public Security (SECU) members and contacts;

32-40win 03-30-2018 03:22 AM

Just bumping to keep the info in a spot where it is easy to find

32-40win 04-01-2018 01:10 PM

nuther bump

32-40win 04-01-2018 02:47 PM

Thought I should add this video to point out that how you respond to the Liberals is important, keep it civil, don't rant at them, earn some respect from them instead of having them dismiss you as a uneducated ranting gun nut.
CCFR and NFA are both saying the same thing in that regard.

32-40win 04-01-2018 06:21 PM

32-40win 04-05-2018 03:57 AM

Apparently the SECU is the bunch to concentrate on at the moment, let them know your opinion, nicely. They will send it back for third reading. Apparently the head of that committee is fairly decent.

32-40win 04-08-2018 08:03 PM


32-40win 04-12-2018 01:02 PM

apparently this was presented to the SECU this week, a paper on how the LIbs twisted figures;

32-40win 04-13-2018 12:37 PM

Some comments fro John Hipwell from Wolverine in Manitoba;

32-40win 04-13-2018 12:43 PM

And some comments from the CSSA and the RCMP;

32-40win 04-16-2018 02:11 PM

Nothing too special going on. It appears Cdn Tire may be taking on a policy of recording personal info from PAL's and calling in PAL's, to buy ammo, starting June 1st. Keep an eye on that.

32-40win 04-19-2018 02:12 PM

A presentation to the SECU committee;

32-40win 04-21-2018 04:26 PM

CSSA AGM vid on what they are doing regarding Ruger 10/22 mags and how the gov't is treating this in C71. Worth watching.

32-40win 04-30-2018 02:01 PM

bimp agin

32-40win 05-01-2018 03:03 AM

Decent podcast from the CCFR, interview with MP Bob Zimmer, discussing C71, some stuff about C75 as well, and what goes on in Parliament behind the scenes. Apparently a lot of rural Liberals are not very happy with C71 or C75. On one hand they are pushing new un-necessary regulations down gun owners throats, and giving people like smugglers and terrorist supporters, a break.
Trudeau certainly seems to have an agenda, probably not a smart one. Defense lawyers are not very happy about it either, there are processes in there that are indicating their clients could get steamrolled under certain situations.
If you are interested, Google "Bill C75 lawyer reviews".

32-40win 05-05-2018 12:55 AM

SECU meets on Tues may 8th. You can watch it if you like. This is where the amendments to C71 can be made;

32-40win 05-08-2018 12:22 PM

Here is the SECU meeting video from today. Mr Goodale presented his side and took questions on it. Draw your own conclusions, make sure to watch the whole thing, it is 2 hrs.

Newview01 05-08-2018 01:50 PM

I couldn't get through 5 minutes. The crap coming from Goodale makes me physically ill.

His claim that this legislation is going to make Canada safer is a bald faced lie.

32-40win 05-09-2018 02:51 AM

Ralphy wasn't stating it, but he has more planned revelations to come that he hinted at. I think there was a little stage play from Damoff and the DOJ, it stinks like a setup to the next round after C71, after watching the second go round, it appears to be pre-scripted. The boys from AB made them a bit uncomfortable, there were some questions asked that could have been expounded on, such as the correlation between C71 and c75 and the money spending that Goodale promised towards " crime prevention". Goodale was lying thru his teeth, even the NDP guy was sounding doubtful of what he heard, and one Lib lady asked some interestingly mild, but, pointed questions. Fella from Quebec asked some pointed stuff as well.

32-40win 05-15-2018 03:16 AM

John Hipwell will be presenting at the SECU, along with some other people. CCFR got an invite. RCMP seem to be promoting that this bill is law already, or at least preparing for the day it does come. Fair bit of stuff going on this week.

32-40win 05-17-2018 02:17 AM

If you'd like to see what briefs are being presented to the SECU, and by whom, you can check them out here;

32-40win 05-17-2018 02:41 AM

And this is just priceless. The RCMP don't know where these guns are exactly, nobody registered them, yet.

32-40win 05-22-2018 02:31 PM

Today is the day the various anti-gun groups and victims groups testify at the SECU. No film allowed, just audio.

Thursday will be another day of testimony, for the pro-gun side.

32-40win 05-24-2018 01:48 AM

The SECU will be hearing the more pro firearms side today. CCFR, John Hipwell from Wolverine and some others should be presenting their arguments today.

And , Mr Goodale rejected the petition from last year, to have the people on the Firearms council take the PAL/RPAL courses before being able to sit on the council.
You can read one article on it here;

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