MNRF Petitions – Lifting Hunting Ban, Service Standards, Special Purpose Account

We have received the following from the office of MPP Bill Walker:

I’m pleased to share with you three petitions as they relate to Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) service standards, hunting and fishing, and the administration of the Special Purpose Account.

I invite you to sign and forward to others who share our concern on these issues. Please return signed petitions with original (photo-copies can not be accepted) signatures to my Constituency Office at 100 – 920 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K5. If you have any questions, please call my office at 519-371-2421 or 1-800-461-2664.

PETITION: Reform MNRF Service Standards

PETITION: Lift ban on hunting/trapping Eastern Hybrid Wolf

PETITION: Review MNRF Special Purpose Account (SPA)

 

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Public consultation on handgun and rifle bans

This just in from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association:

Have your say: The Canadian government opens its public consultation on banning handguns and semi-auto rifles.

Prime Minister Trudeau has asked the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to lead an examination of a ban on handguns and “assault weapons” in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians.

The Government of Canada says they would like to hear your views.

This is your chance to have your say directly to the government. Consultations are available from October 11 to November 10, 2018. Please do this right away.

To make your voice heard, go to:  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/crime-and-crime-prevention/reducing-violent-crime-dialogue-handguns-assault-weapons.html

You can go directly to the online survey here: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cnslttns/hndgn/index-en.aspx  Note that some proposals are calling for a ban on all semi-automatic rifles (even a little .22), so this is important to us.

“Modernizing Ontario’s Hunting & Fishing Licensing System”

We have received the following from the office of MPP Bill Walker:

On November 26, 2018 there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.

“The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers.

The service will be easy to use, with new features like a mobile Licence Summary and a single Outdoors Card,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

To support transition to the new service, there will be two planned service interruptions:
* From November 19 to 25, 2018, there will be no fishing or hunting licences for sale.
* From November 19 to December 31, 2018, licences requiring a game seal will not be available for purchase. All fishing and hunting licences not requiring a game seal will be available for sale.

Plan ahead: all 2018 licences requiring a game seal need to be purchased before November 19, 2018.

As of January 1, 2019 – all hunting and fishing licences will be available for purchase during their regular timeframes.

For all the information you need about fishing and hunting licences in Ontario, please visit Ontario.ca/outdoorscard or you may call Natural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-387-7011.