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Return To Question 66-12(7): Annual Registration Fees Under Proposed Firearms Legislation
Question 66-12(7): Annual Registration Fees Under Proposed Firearms Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is my understanding that you register the firearm once, it is the possession permit where you will be applying and requiring a fee in order to gain a permit. It is going to be replacing the firearms acquisition certificate, I think it is called a firearms possession permit and those, I think, have to be renewed every five years. There may be some provisions made by the federal government that were not clear to me at this time, that will make allowances for subsistence hunters and trappers. Thank you.

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Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Koe.

Question 67-12(7): Exemptions To Registration Fees In Firearms Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I have a question for the Minister of Justice on the firearms. Federal Minister Allan Rock did make some visits to the north, and during his visit to Yellowknife, he met with the Caucus and he also met with the public. During these discussions, there was strong emphasis, especially from us, that there be exemptions in their registration process, particularly for aboriginal people or people who are general hunting licence holders. Currently, people who purchase firearms acquisition certificates are exempted from the fees. My question to the Minister is, are there any exemptions for northerners in the registration provisions of the proposed federal bill?

Question 67-12(7): Exemptions To Registration Fees In Firearms Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

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Question 67-12(7): Exemptions To Registration Fees In Firearms Legislation
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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It's my understanding that all guns in Canada will be required to be registered, if the legislation is passed as is, I think, by January 1st of the year 2003. If you fail to register guns that you own or possess by that time, you will be seen to be committing a criminal offence. Thank you.

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Question 67-12(7): Exemptions To Registration Fees In Firearms Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Whitford.

Question 68-12(7): Public Hearings On Proposed Firearms Legislation In Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I heard the Minister say earlier on that there will be public hearings on the proposed federal firearms legislation. I would like to ask the Minister if he could inform this House as to what actions the Minister of Justice here in the territories will be taking to ensure that some of these public hearings are held in the Northwest Territories.

Question 68-12(7): Public Hearings On Proposed Firearms Legislation In Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

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Question 68-12(7): Public Hearings On Proposed Firearms Legislation In Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It's my suggestion that once a more thorough analysis and review of the proposed legislation is done by our officials, in conjunction with other jurisdictions, I will have an opportunity to brief the Members of this Legislature who wish to discuss it in some forum, seek some direction and advice from Members on a possible strategy to continue to press the concerns that we have as Members and the concerns of the people of the Northwest Territories to ensure that the legislation that is passed more properly reflects the real intent of the legislation. We will be considering, for instance, more lobbying, utilizing our Members of Parliament who are in Ottawa to represent us, and also to strategize on how to make maximum use of the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, I think it is called, that will be conducting these hearings, and to use everything we can to make sure they come north to hear and see us in the environment that we're talking about. Thank you.

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Question 68-12(7): Public Hearings On Proposed Firearms Legislation In Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Dent.

Question 69-12(7): Impact Of Proposed Firearms Legislation On Sport Hunters And Outfitters
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Justice, also to do with gun control. Before the legislation was tabled, a number of outfitters had expressed concern that their clients from across Canada, the US and Europe would experience considerable difficulty with this sort of legislation. They would experience considerable difficulty coming to the Northwest Territories to hunt. Given the economic implications of this, I was wondering if the Minister has had a chance to examine the legislation enough to give us an indication of what he sees as the impact on sports hunting and outfitters of the new legislation.

Question 69-12(7): Impact Of Proposed Firearms Legislation On Sport Hunters And Outfitters
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, we have not had an opportunity to get into a detailed analysis. It's unclear to me at this time how the legislation will impact on, for instance, sport hunters from other countries coming in and how it will impact on the import and transportation of firearms from outside the country. So we will just have to wait until we get a clear idea of how this legislation impacts on that and get back to the Member. Thank you.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Ballantyne.

Question 70-12(7): Reason For Absence Of Departmental Officials At Bip Consultation Meetings
Item 6: Oral Questions

February 16th, 1995

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

I have a question for the Minister responsible for Public Works, and it has to do with the review of the business incentive policy. There has been some concern expressed by certain individuals that in the consultation done now by the department, consultants are doing the consultation and there's nobody present from the Minister's department. Could the Minister please explain the rationale for not having departmental officials present at the consultation meetings? Thanks, Mr. Speaker.