Lobbying

Dear NFA Members and Supporters,

Our Executive Director, Mr. Charles Zach, has submitted his report on lobbying activities to the NFA Board, and we are pleased.

Despite the complex situation of the pandemic, Charles has managed to engage members of Parliament and other reportable and non-reportable contacts over the past year.  His efforts have far exceeded any other firearms lobbying efforts in both quantity and quality.  In comparison, another organization that engages in lobbying had less than half of our contacts (see the links below).

As you are aware, the NFA has been engaged in both professional and volunteer lobbying without pause since its inception.  Our efforts are intended to identify supporters, those who are open-minded, and our opponents, and to be a source of information and education on our issues of concern.  I am pleased to report that the NFA is second to none in this effort.  Our heavy lifting efforts will continue, along with our strong legal action in opposition to the May 1, 2020 Order in Council (Parker v. Canada), and in seeking to elect a government that is friendly to firearm owners.

We continue to fight the three failed legs of the gun control stool – licensing of owners, classification of firearms, and registration of firearms.  None of those programs serve public safety and are merely barriers to lawful firearms ownership.

Thanks for your support of the NFA – you are helping us to make a difference.

Sheldon Clare
President and CEO
Canada’s National Firearms Association

 

Dear NFA Board of Directors:

Here is the 12-Month Federal Lobbying Summary for Canada’s National Firearms Association/Association Nationale des Armes à Feu / Charles Zach, Executive Director for 2020

TOTAL FEDERAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 24

2020-12-22
David Yurdiga, Member of Parliament, Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-12-10
Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament, Oxford, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-12-08
Tim Uppal, Member of Parliament, Edmonton Mill Woods, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-11-06
Candice Bergen, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, Portage—Lisgar, Manitoba
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-10-14
Lianne Rood, Member of Parliament, Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-10-09
Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament, Lakeland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-09-14
Dane Lloyd, Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-09-03
Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament, Sarnia—Lambton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

20-09-03
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings-Lennox & Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-05-08
Dane Lloyd, Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River—Parkland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-04-16
Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament, Durham, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-04-09
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings—Lennox and Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-12
Marwan Tabbara, Member Parlaiment, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Ontario
House of Commons
Independent

2020-03-12
Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament, Carleton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-11
Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Public Safety Canada (PS)
Prime Ministers Office
Liberal

2020-03-10
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-10
Scott Duval, Member of Parliament, Hamilton Mountain, Ontario
House of Commons
NDP

2020-02-21
Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament, Durham, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Sean O’Leary, Legislative Assistant Office of MP Glen Motz Conservative MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Dane Lloyd, Conservative Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Rachael Harder, Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament, Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-28
Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parlaiment, Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-28
Chris Lewis, Member of Parliament, Essex, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

See https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/clntSmmry?clientOrgCorpNumber=365284&sMdKy=1609084369658&V_TOKEN=1609084369658

 

Here is 12-Month Alberta Lobbying Summary for Canada’s National Firearms Association/Association Nationale des Armes à Feu / Charles Zach, Executive Director for 2020

TOTAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 2

2020-08-06
Michaela Glasgo, MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Firearms Advisory Committee
UCP

2020-06-08
Shane Getson, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne – Parkland, Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Firearms Advisory Committee
UCP

Here is the 12-Month Federal Lobbying Summary for Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights/Coalition canadienne pour les droits aux armes à feu / Tracey Wilson, Vice President of Public Relations for 2020

TOTAL FEDERAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 10

See https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/clntSmmry?clientOrgCorpNumber=359681&sMdKy=1609083901507&V_TOKEN=1609083901507