(Clockwise from top left) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada; Leader of the Official Opposition Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party of Canada; Leader Jagmeet Singh, New Democratic Party of Canada; Leader Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada

We asked Canada’s federal party leaders about hunting and fishing issues. Here’s what they said


Question 4: Do you and your party intend to loosen any firearms restrictions in Canada? If yes, which ones, and why?

TRUDEAU: Please see the response to question 3.



SCHEER: Law-abiding firearms owners are not the problem. Criminals and gang members are the problem. Rather than following the lazy Liberal approach of demonizing the 2.2 million law-abiding gun owners, we will do the tough work of cracking down on criminals. And we will repeal Bill C-71, as well as any blanket firearms ban brought forward by the Liberals. We will always take action to stand up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners.



SINGH: It is important to ensure background checks and the basic sales records of firearms are rolled out smoothly in a way that will have little to no impact on the daily lives of lawful gun owners, particularly in rural communities. New Democrats have long said that regulations governing firearms need to be updated to match changing technology in order to protect Canadians from gun violence. We want to see the legitimate concerns of rural and northern communities addressed, while ensuring that police have the tools they need to keep our streets safe.


MAY: We do not plan to loosen any firearms restrictions.