Bill C-71

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

(Corrections 1. Oct. 18 at 21:00 Toronto time: Deletes point in Question 5 related to ATTs for a shooting range. 2. Oct. 17 at 09:45 Toronto time: Corrects headline and article to show speaker was Senator Pierre Dalphond. See also notes at bottom.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Pierre Dalphond proposed eight questions for the Senate…

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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

(Update 26 Sept: Adds Bernier response. Update 25 Sept.: Adds OFAH comment.)   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…

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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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RCMP Rewrites Bill C-71 Website After Criticism

4 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police rewrote its web pages on Bill C-71 after being criticized for undermining parliament and misleading the public by seeming to enforce the draft law to ban more guns.

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RCMP Undermined Parliament on Bill C-71, House Speaker Says

21 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police undermined the authority of parliament and misled the public with its early web pages on Bill C-71 by suggesting the draft text was law while it was still under review, the Speaker of the House of Commons said this week.

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RCMP Bill C-71 Website Briefly Goes Offline After Server Problem

21 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said today its web pages about Bill C-71 briefly went offline with other content because of a computer-server issue that has since been fixed.

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Bill C-71 Consultations Table Lists People Who Weren’t Consulted

10 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s list of who it consulted on Bill C-71, a proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict lawful hunters and sport shooters, includes people who say they weren’t consulted, as well as the government’s public-relations advisors.

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Bill C-71 Briefs to House of Commons SECU Panel Rise to Record

4 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian House of Commons committee reviewing Bill C-71 has received more reports on the proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters than on any other draft legislation.

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RCMP Is ‘Continuously Reviewing’ Bill C-71 Web Pages for Clarity

4 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it’s “continuously reviewing” its web pages on Bill C-71 to ensure clarity and avoid confusion, after facing criticism for enforcing a draft law that hasn’t been approved by parliament.

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