Diane Finley and Candice Bergen Host Roundtable on Firearms Bill C-71

Simcoe, ON – Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk, and the Honourable Candice Bergen, MP for Portage-Lisgar, met with local stakeholders to discuss the Government’s legislation that seeks to recreate a controversial long gun registry.

The Liberal Government has introduced Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relations to firearms, as their attempt to crackdown on gun violence and to keep Canadian safe by creating a new federal registrar, who by definition keeps registries.

Throughout the meeting, many stakeholders expressed the need to address the rising gun-related crime in our communities. “This Bill lacks any real solutions to deal with violent crimes committed using illegal hand guns, and gives hunters, collectors and sports shooters the impression that they’re the criminals, when, in fact they’re some of the most law-abiding citizens in our county” said Dan Nagy, owner of Eli’s Guns.

“As someone so instrumental in abolishing the last Liberal Gun Registry, I’m glad that Candice Bergen could join us in Haldimand-Norfolk and hear from locals on this issue” said Finley. “As Conservatives, we believe in fighting criminal elements and criminals who use guns to commit violent crime, not attacking our farmers, hunters, and sportsmen. We will never support legislation that targets honest law-abiding firearms owners and treat them as criminals. Under a Conservative Government, we will repeal Bill C-71.”

“The Liberals, through Bill C-71, are targeting law-abiding firearms owners, not gangs. This legislation does nothing to keep Canadians safe. When we are elected, a Conservative Government will repeal this back-door long-gun registry,” said Candice Bergen.


Thomas DeGroot
Office of the Hon. Diane Finley
Office: 613-996-4974
Cell: 613-301-6352

Diane’s Letter about Bill C-71: https://www.dianefinley.ca/diane-finleys-letter-expressing-concerns-about-bill-c-71/