The Federal Court has ruled on the case CCFR v Canada. The Court has dismissed all claims made by the CCFR and five other applicants in this landmark case. The Applicants claimed the government lacked the regulatory authority to enact the May 2020 Order in Council that banned more than 1550 models of what the government describes as “assault-style firearms”. The case spanned three and a half years and highlights many gun owners’ frustrations with how the government conducts changes in Canada’s firearm regulations.

“We are incredibly disappointed in Justice Kane’s decision. We are reviewing the decision and are assessing it with the intent of launching an appeal,” said Rod Giltaca, CEO and Executive Director of the CCFR.

“We promised we would fight this unjust and irresponsible action by this Liberal/NDP government, and we will continue to do just that until every avenue and opportunity is exhausted.”

“It seem that Justice Kane has concluded, in writing, that the government owes no procedural fairness to Canadians in these types of matters and that all the government need do, is scrawl out a preamble in an Order in Council to take whatever they want, whenever they want. This decision should be concerning to all Canadians.”

Justice Kane’s decision stated, “The Governor in Council does not owe a duty of procedural fairness to individual firearm owners who may be affected by the Governor in Council’s exercise of its authority to prescribe firearms as prohibited.”

The CCFR deployed an entire team of lawyers, including the CCFR’s General Counsel Michael Loberg. The team launched the initial application, filed 3 injunction applications and was financially supported by over 100,000 individual firearm owners.