Author Archive | Steve Corscadden
Updated: August 30, 2018
The Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday released its long-anticipated decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans Canada pipeline. The ruling pleased environmentalists and other anti-pipeline protesters, and shocked proponents of the project such as business and trade organizations. Here are five key details: Continue Reading →
On July 14th and 15th, Nanaimo Fish & Game hosted our annual IPSC BC double qualifier, two separate matches held on consecutive days. More than 100 shooters from all over the province (and one from Grand Cayman Islands!) braved the scorching heat to come out and shoot seven stages (mini matches) consisting a total of 212 rounds each day. When the smoke cleared and the computer finished crunching the numbers, the winners were announced.
Sundays course of fire was a variation of Saturdays. Same number of stages and rounds, different start positions. There were a few different shooters and a few less shooters. The heat was taking its toll.
On behalf of myself and the rest of the match committee (Kevin Wheatcroft, Jurgen Brandmeier and Rob Clarke), I would like to thank everyone who came out and shot the match, our helpers for set-up and tear-down and congratulate all of the division and class winners. We’re looking forward to doing this all over again next year. I would also like to thank Norm Wolf who came out and photographed the event for us. CLICK HERE to see the winners.
The Globe and Mail
Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief
Published July 26, 2018
In the wake of the recent Toronto shooting a recent Globe and Mail article quoted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he will decide in mid-August whether to pursue a ban on handguns as part of a new legislative agenda he would outline in a fall Throne Speech, a senior official says.
Mr. Trudeau has asked a team of advisers to examine the pros and cons of proroguing Parliament and starting over with a fresh policies and priorities for the period leading to the election in October, 2019. The official said the Prime Minister wants them to report in time for the Liberal cabinet retreat on Aug. 22 in Nanaimo, B.C.
Apparently they don’t think there will be much opposition to this so if they don’t hear from the 2.1 million law abiding Canadians who obey the law and didn’t hurt anyone they just might get away with this.
- Click here to find your member of parliament – call and write him or her.
- Join or renew your membership with your favourite shooters’ rights group.
On June 26 2018 the Marmot Recovery Foundation released the first 3 marmots of the season.
Born in captivity at the Calgary Zoo, this the first time these marmots have experienced the wild, and the speed with which they made that transition was impressive. Within moments the marmots were exploring the world around their new home, and sampling the local vegetation.
There are still more marmots from the Toronto Zoo to be released, but it is great to see the first ones out adapting so quickly after their release!
With pressures mounting on wild salmon stocks, the British Columbia government is bringing together experts from around the province to develop a strategy for restoring and sustaining B.C.’s salmon populations, announced Premier John Horgan.
The Wild Salmon Advisory Council will provide key insights and guidance on protecting wild salmon and maximizing the value of this important resource for British Columbia. Premier Horgan announced the new council alongside Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Continue Reading →
May 29, 2018 (Canadian Shooting Sports Association) — Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community joined forces to help journalists, policymakers and responsible gun owners understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.
The Bill C-71 Book: What It Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Block It is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of the draft law.
CLICK HERE to download the book.
CLICK HERE to read the submission on Bill C71 by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
As most of you are aware BILL C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms is working its way through the system to become law. To read the act CLICK HERE .
Victor Skaarup, the Chair of the BCWF Recreational Shooting Sports Committee, recently sent out copies of the letters from the President of the BCWF to Minister Goodale regarding Bill C-71 that relate to the email calls for action sent to BCWF members.
He asks that your continue to encourage people to write the minister with cc’s to their Member of Parliament and to phone/meet with their local MP.
To read all of the letters CLICK HERE.
Imagine an aviation working group that lacked pilots, or a doctorless task force tackling regulation of health-care providers.
That isn’t far off from the reality of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee (CFAC), the government-appointed panel charged with advising the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, on changes to Canada’s gun laws.
The Liberals don’t seem too interested in listening to what gun owners have to say, however. Lawful gun owners have first-hand knowledge of the laws’ shortcomings, making us a valuable resource for lawmakers who are serious about enacting change.
Yet, the major organizations representing Canada’s gun owners are conspicuously absent from CFAC.
BCWF has sent a letter alleging a serious conflict of interest and ethics violation by an appointed member of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee. Continue Reading →
Environment Canada (EC) commissioned a company in Vancouver called “ToxEcology – Environmental Consulting Ltd” to gather data regarding lead ammunition.
This is the second time they have launched this initiative. The intent is to gather data to be used by EC to ban the sale of all lead ammunition in Canada, despite the mountains of scientific evidence that shows lead on shooting ranges is not a problem.
THIS IS SERIOUS. Fabricated evidence against the use of lead ammunition has already resulted in the closure of shooting ranges and lead ammunition use in some regions of the world. Most harshly, it affects shotgunners and indoor ranges, despite existing safeguards that work.
Make no mistake on where this is coming from: this is being spearheaded by anti-hunting and anti-firearm groups around the globe.
This study is now complete (CLICK HERE FOR WHOLE REPORT) and the government is asking you to be part of this and future conversations on this subject. You can send your comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org June 1, 2018.
Click here to read the Governments comments on Moving towards using more lead free ammunition and click here to the governments summary Executive Summary of the issues for 164 page report generated by ToxEcology – Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Click here To see a submission by the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters entitled ‘Moving towards using lead free fishing tackle/Moving towards using lead free ammunition.
We have to let our MPs know we are against this and you need to contact your MP. To find your MP CLICK HERE and call or write (no postage required):
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6