This web-site is the official information hub for our Federal Court case: Doherty et al vs AGC et al. (file number T-677-20), challenging the Canadian government’s ban on thousands of hunting and sporting firearms. We hope that anyone interested in firearms in Canada, and in particular, anyone affected by the May 1, 2020 gun ban,… Read More »
Several months ago, we made a motion to the Court for an Order compelling the government to produce the information and documents that they relied on in passing the May 1, 2020 Order in Council. In other words, we wanted to see what information the government had used to conclude that the guns banned by the OIC were… Read More »
We lost another ally this spring. Laurence Knowles perished in a fishing boat accident off Moresby Island in Haida Gwaii in March. He was one of the applicants in the CCFR vs AGC case. We offer belated but sincere condolences to his family.
Six of the nine from our group are involved in a section 74 reference application in Ontario. This is separate from our federal case (and funding for the Federal Case is not used for the section 74 reference). The section 74 reference application pertains to the Registrar of Firearms “registration nullification” letter which we received in… Read More »
The Federal Court issued its decision February 9, 2021, dismissing our application for the temporary injunction. The decision is disappointing but not shocking. Injunctions are extremely difficult to get, and we knew that getting an injunction would be an uphill battle. The Court’s decision on the injunction does not affect the merits of our main case going forward. We… Read More »
Oral arguments before Federal Court Associate Chief Justice Jocelyne Gagné were made via Zoom conference all day on January 18, 2021. Lawyers for the three Applicants – CCFR (Miss L. Warner), us (Mr. A. Bouchelev), and self-represented Christine Generoux – presented first. This was followed by responses from three lawyers for the Attorney General of… Read More »
Dennis Young, a champion for the rights of Canadian gun owners, passed away on Friday. For many years, Mr. Young worked tirelessly for truth and justice by gathering and publishing firearms-related information (on DennisRYoung.ca). His numerous Access to Information requests uncovered many facts that the federal government hoped to hide from the public. Mr. Young’s… Read More »
This 1400-page, 64MB pdf contains cross-examination transcripts of CCFR expert witnesses, and the written arguments of the Attorney General of Canada. Here is the link to the document: https://ln2.sync.com/dl/c918377b0/4fugkjj5-y8ecqkcu-pmjg5s4j-kkfxsiaz The link is also at the bottom of our Injunction Court Documents page.
Our case is different from those of the other groups (such as the CCFR), as our goal is to advance an argument on behalf of the average hunter/sport shooter (as opposed to a firearms business and/or organizations). While we did this voluntarily, we simply do not have the same financial resources as some of the… Read More »
See our MEDIA page for news from Yukon where the Department of Environment wants its conservation officers to have AR10’s for bear control.