Bill

C-346:  An Act to amend the Firearms Act (licences) 

Second reading.

Vote

Nay.

Rationale

The measures proposed in C-346 undermine a fundamental principle of the Firearms Act: ensuring public safety. By moving the requirement to update CFOs with licence information from every five years to every ten years it will be difficult for CFOs to determine if a person’s changing personal circumstances should make them ineligible to own a firearm. The concept of licence suspension would be a new addition to the Firearms Act and is not well developed as a policy raising numerous questions about what it would mean operationally.

Result

Defeated.