C-21 is Back | May 1, 2023

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has announced new amendments to Bill C-21 to create a definition by which new firearms will be banned. While this definition would not apply to firearms presently in the Canadian market, the Minister also announced that he will appoint a Firearms Advisory Committee that will determine future bans of firearms that are presently owned by law abiding Canadian gun owners. It is expected that between these measures, most of the firearms previously targeted by Liberal amendments late last year, including hunting rifles, will once again be target for future bans.

Make no mistake, today’s announcement is the simply the original amendments in a “new” package. Hunters, farmers, Indigenous Canadians will not be fooled.

Conservatives do not support confiscating the firearms of law-abiding farmers, hunters, and Indigenous peoples.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office