Week in Review - 22 Sep 2023 Archive

Everything you need to know to stay informed!
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

Friday, September 22, 2023




CCFR Radio – Ep 149: CCFR Files Injunction, TACCOM, CPC Convention, Poilievre Vows to Repeal Bans

For the latest information on what's been happening at the CCFR, check out our most recent Podcast with host Rod Giltaca.

In this episode: The CCFR has filed an injunction application against the gov’t to extend the amnesty. Tracey and Rod go to TACCOM, also the CPC Policy Convention. Poilievre vows to repeal the gun bans and target criminals, video. Mainstream media never takes a day from spreading disinformation and lies about guns.

Watch on Rumble here

Audio-only Link: https://podcast.ccfr.ca/episodes/episode-149

You can also listen to and watch the CCFR Radio Podcast on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and other popular podcast apps.


Let's keep in touch! Subscribe to our other channels.

Subscribe now

Firearm rights group plans injunction to extend amnesty on 2020 gun ban

The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) is planning to take the federal government to court as the amnesty for firearms prohibited by the Liberal government’s May 2020 order-in-council is set to expire at the end of October.

Without an extension, scores of legally-purchased firearms will become illegal overnight.

CCFR CEO Rod Giltaca the government is creating unnecessary fear and uncertainty for gun owners.

“They’re waiting,” Giltaca told True North’s Andrew Lawton. “Every time this amnesty deadline rolls around the government waits until the last couple of days and it stresses a lot of gun owners…. For the everyday gun owner, especially elderly people, they start to get very nervous and some people may even turn in their guns because they’re worried they’re going to become criminals.”

These concerns were echoed by CCFR spokesperson Tracey Wilson.

“The criminality of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, through no fault of their own, is at risk here,” Wilson told the National Post.

“I don’t think it’s appropriate for the government to play politics and leave everyone hanging in the breeze, trying to figure out if they’re exposed to a 10-year prison sentence.”

Continue reading at True North

Canada’s Santiago 2023 shooting team announced

Shooting Federation of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Canada’s shooting team nominated to compete at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

The Team Canada shooting team for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games is:

Lindsay Boddez (Stony Plain, Alta.)
Madeleine Boyd (Puslinch, Ont.)
Trystan Curran-Routledge  (Calgary, Alta.)
Colin Grover (Victoria, B.C.)
Elizabeth Gustafson (Saddle Hills County, Alta.)
Tye Ikeda (Calgary, Alta.)
Lynda Kiejko (Calgary, Alta.)
Audrey-Anne Le Sieur (Trois-Rivières, Que.)
Richard McBride (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Tugrul Ozer (Toronto, Ont.)
Madelene Scola (Mississauga, Ont.)
Gregory Sych (Kitchener, Ont. )
Shannon Westlake (Keswick, Ont.)
Yanka Vasileva (Candiac, Que.)

Team Canada qualified spots for Santiago 2023 at the Continental Championships (CAT) held in Lima, Peru in November 2022. The athletes were selected for Team Canada based on their performances throughout the qualification period of November 2022 to August 25, 2023. Seven of the 14 athletes will make their Pan American Games debuts at Santiago 2023.

Two-time Olympian Lynda Kiejko will return to the Pan American Games after having won gold in both the 10m air pistol and 25m pistol events on home soil at Toronto 2015 which qualified her for Rio 2016 – her first Olympic Games. Although Kiejko was the top-ranked Canadian athlete in her event in 2019, she had to miss Lima 2019 while awaiting the arrival of her third child. Kiejko was Team Canada’s lone shooting athlete at Tokyo 2020, 57 years after her father, the late Bill Hare, competed for Team Canada at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. Kiejko also served as coach to her sister, Dorothy Ludwig, who competed in women’s pistol at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

“I am thrilled to be named to my third Pan American Games,” said Kiejko. “My family has a long history in shooting sports and I am excited and privileged to be continuing that story. Representing my country at the Games is always such an honour, and I wear the maple leaf with great pride to represent shooting sports on behalf of Canada.”

Continue reading at Canadian Olympic Committee

Do you like what the CCFR is doing? Help us continue.

Become a Member

Liberal government failing Yukoners on affordability, guns: Poilievre

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre is arguing that Liberal Party of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has failed Yukoners on affordability and guns.

“It’s punished them for heating their homes, driving their trucks and eating food from grocery stores. They’re also banning hunting rifles, which takes away the alternative source of feeding themselves,” Poilievre told the News on Sept. 15.

Reporter: Are your values Yukon values? And if so, how?

Poilievre: They are Yukon values of hard work, family and freedom. I’m here to stand up for hunters who are under attack by Justin Trudeau’s hunting rifle ban. And, you know, he wants to ban all civilian firearms ownership, which would make it impossible for a lot of people in Yukon to feed themselves.

So many people here rely on hunting, not just as a pastime or a recreational tradition, but as a way of feeding their families after food prices have rocketed under Trudeau. So, my common-sense plan repeals the gun ban, and instead goes after repeat violent gun criminals.

The other way I’d say is I stand up for the right of Yukoners to heat their homes. So, I’ll be axing the carbon tax to lower the cost of heat, gas and groceries.

Continue reading at Yukon News

WATCH: Pierre Calls Out NDP & Bloc Quebecois Hypocrisy on Crime

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre had to refresh the minds of the hypocritical NDP and Bloc Quebecois MPs, who suddenly claimed to care about public safety, when Liberals released their pathetic seven page bail reform bill, Bill C-48.

Watch as he puts them in their rightful place on the issues of gun control, violent crime, and their part (supporting Trudeau) in this mess.

Watch on YouTube

Drugs, firearms and vehicles seized in organized crime investigation

Two men have been charged, and subsequently released on bail, following a five-month investigation that resulted in the seizure of seven unlawfully possessed firearms and more than 1.5 kilograms of illicit drugs. In total, 40 criminal charges were laid, including 31 firearms-related charges.

In April 2023, the CPS Organized Crime Operations Unit began investigating after receiving information about two men who were believed to be involved in drug trafficking in Calgary and in unlawful possession of firearms.

On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, officers took two men into custody without incident and executed search warrants on four residences located in:

  • 2300 block of Fifth Street S.W.
  • 100 block of 23rd Avenue S.W.
  • 300 block of 24th Avenue S.W.
  • 700 block of 77th Street S.W.

As a result, officers seized the following items:

  • Five handguns
  • One rifle
  • One shotgun
  • 664 grams of fentanyl
  • 928 grams of methamphetamine
  • Drug production equipment and paraphernalia
  • $24,000 in Canadian currency
  • Four vehicles, including a black Acura ILX, green Porsche Panamera, white Range Rover HLE, and a white Infinity FX50

"Anyone who is known to be unlawfully carrying firearms in our communities is a significant risk to public safety and we are targeting these individuals through investigations and enforcement. However, our efforts are only as good as our ability to keep these offenders in custody. In cases like this, where offenders are released on bail shortly after being charged, it takes additional resources from across the Service to manage that offender in community. As police officers, we do everything in our power to keep the community safe, but it is extremely concerning when individuals are released who have demonstrated a complete disregard for court-ordered conditions and a propensity to unlawfully possess firearms."

– Insp. Jodi Gach of the Organized Crime and Offender Management Section.

Continue reading at City of Calgary Newsroom

Not ready to become a member? You can still support the work we do!

Donate to the CCFR

Montreal, Quebec announce new money to steer youth away from gun-related crimes

The City of Montreal and the Quebec government are setting aside close to $2 million over three years for a youth crime prevention program.

The new program aims to convince young people who are at risk of committing violent crimes to “choose a different lifestyle.”

Dubbed PIVOT, the French acronym stands for Preventing and Intervening in Cases of Violence Observed on the Territory.

The new program is inspired by a similar model being used in Glasgow, Scotland.

“Support will be offered to youth who have already committed a crime in order to lead them towards a different lifestyle,” Public Security Minister Francois Bonnarder said in French at a press conference in Montreal.

The money will target outreach groups and community organizations that work closely with at-risk youths.

“We want to give them (at-risk youth) a second chance, an outstretched hand,” Steve Thouin, an SPVM commander, told Global News.

Continue reading at Global News

3 from U.S. face charges following firearm, drug seizure at border in Niagara Falls

Niagara Regional Police have taken over the investigation from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and say two women and a man tried to enter Canada via the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday.

After a pair of inspections, two prohibited firearms, ammunition, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and close to $10,000 in U.S. cash were seized.

Detectives believe the money was obtained through crime.

Continue reading at Global News

16-year-old boy in hospital following shooting at Toronto Transit Kennedy Station

A teenager is in hospital following a shooting at Kennedy Station Monday afternoon.

Toronto police received a call for a shooting at the TTC Line 2 station in Scarborough just after 3 p.m.

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Insp. Lori Kranenburg said that police did not locate a victim or evidence of gunfire at the station, but "it was evident that an altercation had taken place."

She noted that it occurred towards the subway level.

Half an hour later, a 16-year-old boy called the police to report that he had been shot at the station and made his way to a residence, she said.

"Paramedics attended, and that youth was treated for what appeared to be a graze wound from a bullet," Kranenburg said.

The teen was subsequently transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have a limited description of the suspect, who is believed to be a Black male in his late teens or early 20s with an average height and average build.

Continue reading at CTV News Toronto

4 people shot overnight Friday in downtown Toronto

Four people are in hospital with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening injuries after being shot overnight in downtown Toronto.

Officers were called to Dundas and Sherbourne Streets just before 3 a.m. Saturday to reports of a shooting. The shooting reportedly took place outside but few details are known at this time.

Two of the victims are in life-threatening condition, while two others are listed as in critical condition.

Police are looking for multiple suspects, but have not released any details.

Insp. Keri Fernandes said it’s too early in the investigation to determine the relationship between the suspects and the victims and whether there was an exchange of gunfire.

“We’re very early on in the investigation and we can’t determine right now how many shooters but we know that there’s more than one person involved,” said Insp. Fernandes.

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

Man killed in 'targeted' shooting in Burnaby, vehicle on fire found nearby: RCMP

A man was shot dead in Burnaby Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Burnaby RCMP said it responded to a report of shots fired in the area of North Road and Cameron Street—right by Lougheed Shopping Centre—just after 5 p.m.

Dawn Normey said she drove into the Northgate Village parkade minutes after the man was shot.

“We came up the escalators and we could see the body,” said Normey. “The way his body was laying on the ground I could see there was dark hair, there was a lot of blood.”

She said the man was wearing dark clothes, but explained that’s all she could see as bystanders were rushed into the nearby liquor store.

They were told to wait in the back of the room until police deemed the situation safe.

“I heard somebody say they shoot ten times, some people in a car that drove away and were chasing him,” said Hala Sabir, who was with Normey. “I was crying because it was the first time I’ve seen that.”

Police confirmed the man was found dead inside a vehicle in the parkade.

About 15 minutes later, police said they were alerted to a vehicle—a black Honda Pilot—on fire near Bainbridge Avenue and Greenwood Street.

In an update Sunday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team identified the victim as 29-year-old Gagandeep Sandhu of Abbotsford.

Continue reading at CTV News Vancouver

Winnipeg police looking for two men wanted in shooting death last week

Winnipeg homicide detectives are searching for two men accused in the shooting death of 46-year-old, Damion Wayne Skrumeda. The murder happened in a Fort Rouge apartment last week.

Randy Blake Flett, 25, is originally from The Pas but was living in Winnipeg. He’s 6' 5" and about 250 pounds.

Jerrin MacIntyre, 28, of Winnipeg, is 5' 9" and about 135 pounds.

Flett was already wanted on pending charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm without a license and possessing property obtained by crime under $5,000, both allegedly committed on July 28.

Continue reading at CTV News Winnipeg

Latest Arrivals at the CCFR Shop


Bold Colour Logo CCFR T-Shirt - Black

CCFR Logo 2" x 1¼" PVC Patch

CCFR Forest Green Custom Tankard

CCFR Chamber Flags

Firearm Legal Defence Insurance

Available to all CCFR Members at a discounted rate!

What is the CCFR Insiders group?  

  • A group for those providing recurring donations (via our website or Patreon) of $20.00 CAD/month or more.
  • Insiders get a 90 minute zoom meeting with one or both Tracey Wilson & Rod Giltaca every month (or so).
  • In each meeting, we will have giveaways in the form of CCFR store credits. People who attend the zoom meetings will be entered into the draws.
  • All insiders will be also be entered in exclusive draws from time to time, regardless of whether they make it to our zoom meetings.
  • Insiders are able to ask questions directly, receive news and insights before the general membership, hear about upcoming projects, etc.

Ready to join the Insiders group? Sign up for automatic monthly donations here.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Website

Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights · PO Box 91572, RPO Mer Bleu, Ottawa, ON K1W 0A6, Canada