Saskatchewan Aims to Join Court Appeal to Stop Liberal Gun Confiscations — Saskatchewan said today it’s applying to join the Federal Court of Appeal case against the Liberal Party of Canada’s mass gun confiscations targeting honest citizens.

  • It’s the first province to publicly support the appeal by four groups of firearm users arguing the crackdown is unjustified, unlawful, and unconstitutional.
  • The appeal aims to nullify the Liberal attack order of 01 May 2020 that criminalized hundreds of thousands of government-licensed gun owners and ordered them to surrender their property.
  • It follows a Federal Court loss in October.

Administrative and Constitutional Case

”We believe in the merits of this case on administrative and constitutional grounds,” Saskatchewan Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre said in a statement.

Alberta Expected to Join Appeal

Alberta backed the initial court cases and may apply to join the appeal.

  • Alberta and Saskatchewan both passed laws to block the federal confiscation effort.
  • Ontario, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and other provinces also oppose — or at least don’t support — the Liberal attacks.
  • It’s unfortunate that other provinces won’t stand up for their citizens and for fundamental principles of justice.

Generoux: First Time for Self-Rep?

“This is super exciting for me,” said Christine Generoux, who is representing herself and two others in the appeal. “This may be the first time in history that a self-rep has been joined by two provincial attorneys general.”

The four appeals are consolidated under Federal Court of Appeal file A-327-23, led by the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR).

‘Saskatchewan Is Firm in Its Opposition’

“Saskatchewan is firm in its opposition to the federal firearms ban, which unfairly targets law-abiding firearms owners and will have little impact on firearms-related crime,” Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman said in the statement. “We believe in taking tangible action, such as the measures included in The Saskatchewan Firearms Act and our ongoing investment in the Saskatchewan Firearms Office, to increase responsible firearms safety in our province.”

Ontario Won’t Divert Police to Crackdown, NFA Says

Separately, Canada’s National Firearms Association said today, citing Ontario’s Solicitor General, that the country’s largest province is “unwilling to divert provincial resources” to the Liberal confiscation effort.