Legal and Constitutional Affairs – June 10, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – June 10, 2015

The committee hears from witnesses including government officials and hunters as it continues its review of the government’s proposed changes to the gun licensing system.
Senior Public Safety Canada officials Kathy Thompson and Lyndon Murdock, along with Julie Besner from Justice Canada, provide more details about Bill C-42.
The second panel is made up of Greg Farrant (manager of government affairs and policy, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters), John Gayder (a police constable), Jessie Mc Nicoll (a firearm owner) and Steve Torino (president of the Canadian Sports Shooting Association).
Tony Rodgers (executive director of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters), Solomon Friedman (criminal defence lawyer and firearms law expert), and Todd Brown (executive director, Firearms Institute for Rational Education) form the last panel. (June 10, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-42 received royal assent on June 18.