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Fight the Gun Ban!

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 »

Ontario Section 74 Hearing: End of first day

The first day of the first Ontario Section 74 reference hearing under Justice J. Chaffe went smoothly. AGC lawyers first cross-examined our team’s expert witness Mr. Travis Bader. In the afternoon three of the six Section 74 applicants were cross-examined by the AGC. Many of the AGC’s questions were devoted to identifying the firearms listed… Read More »

Section 74 Reference Hearing on July 12

As reported back in March 2021, several members of our group residing in Ontario have applied together for a Section 74 reference. This is the procedure outlined in the Firearms Act for requesting that a Provincial Court Judge review the cancellation of the registration certificates of restricted firearms affected by the May 2020 bans. This… Read More »

Federal Lawyers refuse to provide information to the Court as ordered

The government’s lawyers are now essentially telling the Associate Chief Justice Gagné that they are not going to comply with the disclosure order. They are arguing that they don’t have to provide the information, producing a new document from the Clerk of the Privy Council certifying that the information we requested falls under Cabinet Privilege. The deadline… Read More »

Good news from Federal Court

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 »

R.I.P Laurence Knowles

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.

A win for our Section 74 Reference Applications

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 »

Injunction Application Dismissed

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 »

Historical Injunction Hearing

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 »

R.I.P. Dennis Young

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 »

Motion Record of the AGC

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.