Entries by Alison de Groot

House Committee passes recommendations for further “studies” by the Minister of Public Safety targeting firearms business owners

At today's SECU Committee meeting, two motions were passed that include additional recommendations to the Government in connection to Bill C-71.  These recommendations are not part of the Bill, but are related to the development of regulations and the implementation of the Bill.  While the recommendations touched on several areas, three are specifically likely to […]

Canada Trade and Export Controls Bureau issues update to Canadian firearms importers/exporters

The letter copied below was issued to firearms importers and exporters on May 4, 2018.  The letter includes staffing changes and policy updates. La version français suit. _________________________________________________ I would like to take the opportunity to bring to your attention a number of ongoing developments that may be of interest. First, I would like to announce that as […]

Ontario CFO on track to reduce backlog of restricted transfer requests

OPP Sgt. Wayne Johnson at the Ontario Chief Firearms Office confirmed yesterday the office has made significant progress reducing the backlog of restricted transfer requests from dealers, reducing the backlog from 3,300 just three weeks ago to approximately 700 at the end of the day yesterday.  The office processed nearly 1400 transfers yesterday alone. The […]

Ontario CFO puts plan in place to reduce transfer wait times

Good news for Ontario firearms retailers! The Ontario Chief Firearms Office has confirmed the office has taken steps to address the backlog of transfers for restricted purchases. After receiving numerous reports from Ontario retailers that delays in the processing of transfer requests were resulting in up to 25% cancellations of purchases, the CSAAA wrote the […]

Winkel responds to new firearms legislation

The Federal Liberal government has introduced its new legislation to tighten the control and licensing of firearms, but according to CSAAA board of directors’ president Wes Winkel, Bill C-71 in many ways is much ado about nothing. “Have you ever gone to the doctor for testing and they ask you to drink that big pink […]

CSAAA responds to MEC decision to drop VISTA Outdoor brands

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release PETERBOROUGH, ON March 2, 2018 – As representatives of Canada’s sporting arms business owners, the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) was extremely disappointed to hear the recent decision by Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) to abandon VISTA Outdoor as a supplier and appalled at the vilification of VISTA and […]

Industry leader Daniel Legault passes away at 59

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Daniel Legault, longtime General Manager of Browning Canada and a true leader of the shooting sports industry. Mr. Legault passed away late Saturday, February 24th at the age of 59 after a stoic fight against cancer. Mr. Legault is survived by his […]

CSSA President Steve Torino testifies on Bill C-47

OTTAWA, ON, November 8, 2017--Steve Torino, President of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) recently testified before the Foreign Affairs Standing Committee on Bill C-47. Bill C-47 is a legislative package that will enable the government of Canada to enter the Arms Trade Treaty. According to Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the CSSA, C-47 codifies […]