How did your leader vote and do you support them? | May 9, 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. The Liberals will move to limit debate on Bill C-21 at committee in an attempt to pass the bill before the break week at the end of May.

To be clear, the “new” Liberal definition is the same as the old one and that the commonly used hunting firearms targeted by the Liberals in the fall, will likely be added to the ban by the new Liberal Firearms Advisory Panel.

Make no mistake, the new amendments that have been brought to committee are simply the original amendments in a “new” package. Hunters, farmers, Indigenous Canadians will not be fooled.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office