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 normally consists of 10 members, and membership is currently being reviewed. 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.


The frequency of meetings is determined by the Minister. It is anticipated that at least one in-person meeting is held per year.

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