A federal court dismissed a legal challenge against the firearms regulations brought forward by the federal government in May 2020, which banned and will confiscate more than 1,500 styles of firearms.
The challenge brought forward by the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR) and five other applicants argued, among other things, that the federal government lacked the authority to enact the order-in-council which banned the firearms.
The decision, announced on Oct. 30 by Madam Justice Catherine Kane, said the court only explored whether Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet went beyond their powers in passing the regulations.
In her 266-page ruling, Kane asserted that the government had the right to do so and said the regulations did not infringe upon the Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the Canadian Bill of Rights.
A CCFR statement following the ruling said, “In the coming days we will analyze the decision and determine whether or not an appeal is likely to succeed.”
At press time, a decision has not been made to appeal.