Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee
The Government of Canada renewed the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee (CFAC) in 2017 to ensure that Canadians’ views are considered when delivering the firearms agenda.
The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on pragmatic measures to reform Canada’s firearms policies, laws and regulations to ensure a modernized firearms regime that will keep Canadians safe and safeguard their rights and freedoms in an open and democratic society.
The Committee consists of 10 members. Membership includes law enforcement officers, public health advocates, representatives from women’s groups, civilian firearms users, gun control advocates and members of the legal community. Members are appointed by the Minister for a maximum of two years.
- Biography of Chair Wally Oppal, Q.C.
- Biography of Vice-Chair Lynda Kiejko
- Biography of Ron Bonnett
- Biography of James Ernest Couch
- Biography of Barbara Genge
- Biography of Dr. Suzanne Jackson
- Biography of Dr. Paul Pageau
- Biography of Paulette Senior
- Biography of Clive Weighill, C.O.M.
- Biography of Christine Creyke
The frequency of meetings is determined by the Minister. It is anticipated that at least one in-person meeting is held per year.
- First meeting - March 1-2, 2017 (News Release)
- Second meeting - May 9, 2017 (News Release)
- Third meeting – May 29, 2018
- Fourth meeting – November 5, 2018
- Fifth meeting – February 20, 2019 (News Release)
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