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SECU Committee Report

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In accordance with its Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, your Committee has considered Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, and agreed on Thursday, June 7, 2018, to report it with the following amendments:

Clause 1

That Bill C-71, in Clause 1, be amended by adding after line 8 on page 1 the following:

“(2) Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

(4) For greater certainty, nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to permit or require the registration of non-restricted firearms.”

Clause 2

That Bill C-71, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 4 on page 2 the following:

“(2) Subsection 5(2) of the Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (b) and by replacing paragraph (c) with the following:

(c) has a history of behaviour that includes violence or threatened or attempted violence or threatening conduct on the part of the person against any person;

(d) is or was previously prohibited by an order — made in the interests of the safety and security of any person — from communicating with an identified person or from being at a specified place or within a specified distance of that place, and presently poses a threat or risk to the safety and security of any person;

(e) in respect of an offence in the commission of which violence was used, threatened or attempted against the person’s intimate partner or former intimate partner, was previously prohibited by a prohibition order from possessing any firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition; or

(f) for any other reason, poses a risk of harm to any person.

(3) Section 5 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

(2.1) For greater certainty, for the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), threatened violence and threatening conduct include threats or conduct communicated by the person to a person by means of the Internet or other digital network.”

Clause 5

That Bill C-71, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 39 on page 6 with the following:

“23 (1) A person may transfer one or more non-restricted firearms if,”

Your Committee has ordered a reprint of Bill C-71, as amended, as a working copy for the use of the House of Commons at the report stage.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 112 and 114 to 120) is tabled.