Bill C-71

Senator Dean ‘Unimpressed’ If You Worry About Being Disarmed

7 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Tony Dean said today on Twitter he’s “unimpressed” by recreational shooters who worry about being disarmed as he promotes Bill C-71 as a law to take away their guns. Update Feb. 8: The comment drew the most replies of any tweet by Dean, after TheGunBlog.ca shared his post on Twitter (@TheGunBlog) and…

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Not One Letter in Support of Bill C-71, Senator Tells iPolitics

5 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer hasn’t received a single letter supporting Bill C-71, but has gotten many letters opposing the government’s planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters, iPolitics reported yesterday, citing the politician. “I haven’t received one letter that is in support of the bill,” the news website quoted Jaffer as saying in…

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Don Plett on Guns, Bill C-71 With Mark Towhey on NewsTalk 1010

20 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Don Plett spoke today on Toronto’s NewsTalk 1010 radio with Mark Towhey about guns and Bill C-71, the government’s planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters. The government is also considering banning more firearms from federally licensed owners. Plett is a member of the opposition Conservative Party and has spoken…

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Coalition for Gun Control Says Handgun Ban ‘Within Our Reach’

8 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Coalition for Gun Control said in a November fundraising letter that it got politicians to toughen a planned law against hunters and sport shooters, and that the government’s possible handgun ban is “within our reach.” The letter, published below, outlined plans to further attack the rights of federally licensed shooters by…

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Bill C-71 May Fail to Pass Before Election, iPolitics Reports

18 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may be unable to pass Bill C-71, its planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters, before the next election because of the Senate’s workload and election timing, iPolitics reported today. There could be insufficient time for the final approvals from when a Senate committee completes its review of the…

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Bill C-71 Passes Second Reading in Senate as Plett Does Takedown

12 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Bill C-71 moved closer to becoming a new law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters after passing a second vote in the Senate. Opposition Senator Don Plett led a takedown of the government’s anti-gun bill as “useless legislation” based on “faulty logic and phony statistics.” The bill passed the second of three…

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McGill Student Government Campaigns for Gun Bans, Bill C-71

5 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The McGill University student government is campaigning to criminalize Canadian handgun owners and endorse Bill C-71, a planned law to limit rights for hunters and sport shooters. The Students’ Society of McGill University in Montreal voted 26 in favour and 2 against a motion for a petition “to implement a ban on the civilian…

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Canada’s Bill C-71 to Pass by Early Spring, Senator Tells CTV

3 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Senate is likely to approve Bill C-71 in winter or early spring, CTV News reported today, citing the sponsor of the planned law to further curtail the privacy and freedom of hunters and sport shooters. “I am confident that it will pass, eventually,” Senator André Pratte told CTV News in an interview today.…

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Conservatives Draft Memo With Key Messages on Liberal Gun Policy

31 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Conservative Party of Canada, the only federal political party standing up for gun owners, prepared the following memo of issues and messages to oppose the governing Liberal Party’s plans to further restrict farmers, hunters and sport shooters. (Version française suit.) The document was sent to TheGunBlog.ca today by e-mail from someone close…

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RCMP ‘Contempt of Parliament’ Review Is First of Its Kind: Motz

29 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The House of Commons committee investigation of the RCMP undermining parliament on Bill C-71 is the first review of its kind in Canadian history, said Glen Motz, the member of parliament who requested the examination.

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Senator Tony Dean Shares Links to Stats From Bill C-71 Speech

25 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Senator Tony Dean led the Canadian Senate debate on Bill C-71 on Oct. 3 in support of the government’s proposed law to further restrict and penalize lawful hunters and sport shooters. Following are the references and links to the statistics he used in his speech.

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Bill C-71 Is ‘Piece of Crap,’ Senator David Tkachuk Tells Senate

23 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-71 is a “piece of crap” that will threaten the lives of farmers and penalize honest hunters and sport shooters while doing nothing to stop criminals, Senator David Tkachuk told the Senate today.

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Bill C-71 Should Fail With Real Answers to Senator’s 8 Questions

17 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Pierre Dalphond proposed eight questions for the Senate committee reviewing Bill C-71, the planned law seeking new prohibitions and penalties for hunters and sport shooters. If the goal of the bill is greater public safety, honest answers to his questions will sink the bill.

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Bill C-71 Senator André Pratte Comments on Timing, Communication

29 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Senator André Pratte, the sponsor of the Canadian government’s Bill C-71 in the upper house of parliament, didn’t exclude passage of the planned law this year, but didn’t indicate any specific timing, he told TheGunBlog.ca today in a short Q&A. He also advised sending personal e-mails instead of form letters when contacting senators. Pratte…

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Bill C-71 Heads to Senate After Passing in House of Commons

24 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-71 heads to the Senate for review after having passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons today. The proposed law could take effect this year as part of a series of measures by the ruling Liberal Party to curtail the private ownership of firearms.

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Scheer Pledges to Repeal Bill C-71, Rejects Handgun Ban

19 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and of the official opposition, leveled one of his strongest critiques of government firearm policy and made an election promise today. He pledged to repeal Bill C-71 if elected prime minister and rejected any handgun ban.

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Bill C-71 and New Gun Bans Divide Liberal MPs, News Reports Say

15 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The risk of new gun bans for lawful Canadian shooters and the confiscations and restrictions promised in Bill C-71 are dividing members of parliament in the governing Liberal Party, news reports said this week.

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Petition to Stop Bill C-71 Closes as No. 2 E-Petition on Record

26 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — An Alberta teenager’s petition to stop Bill C-71 closed today with the second-highest signatures on record for Canadian e-petitions, as gun owners nationwide opposed the draft law to further restrict shooters and ban more of their guns.

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Shooters’ Groups Target MPs, Senators on Bill C-71: Hill Times

16 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s largest shooters’ rights groups and the Conservative Party are continuing to urge voters and parliamentarians to oppose Bill C-71, the Hill Times reported today, citing the organizations.

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The Bill C-71 Book

15 Jul 2018

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