Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence
First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18-19
Chair: The Honourable GWEN BONIFACE
Monday, March 18, 2019
Issue No. 38
Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
Examine and report on Canada's national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs:
Marc Renaud, President (by video conference).
Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association:
Gerald Ingeveld, Director.
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities:
Ray Orb, President (by video conference).
Women's Shelters Canada:
Lise Martin, Executive Director.
As an individual:
Brian Mishara, Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic:
Amanda Dale, Executive Director.
Public Safety Canada:
Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
Kellie Paquette, Director General, Canadian Firearms Program;
Robert Mackinnon, Director, Firearms Business Improvement Directorate.
Department of Justice Canada:
Alexandra Budgell, Team Leader and Senior Counsel;
Phaedra Glushek, Director and General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.
Calibre - The Canadian Firearm Magazine:
Daniel Fritter, Publisher.
As an individual:
Edward Burlew, Barrister and Solicitor (by video conference).
The Sporting Clubs of Niagara:
Gerry Gamble, President.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The Honourable Gwen Boniface, Chair
The Honourable Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair
The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair
The Honourable Senators:
Boisvenu, *Day (or Mercer), Gold, Griffin, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), McIntyre, McPhedran, Oh,
Pratte, Richards, *Smith (or Martin), Wells, *Woo (or Saint-Germain)
* Ex officio members
Changes in membership of the committee:
Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the orders of the Senate of November 7, 2017 and of November 20, 2018, membership of
the committee was amended as follows:
The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (March 15, 2019).
The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (February 26, 2019).