UPDATE – Petitions re: OiC – C-71


Prepared by – Ted Matoga

There were two federal petitions that we highlighted here for you to show your displeasure. Though it was unlikely to change the OiC, we could at lest show our frustration with PM Trudeau and the Liberal Party. I include the Liberal Party as I do not believe there were any deserters that have come forward, as well, the NDP and the Green Party have added their support to this abuse of authority. If there had been proper legislative process vs “decree” then firearm owners and business could have had their position represented in the debate.

The two e-petitions were (links provided) and the results are:

e-2576 (Democratic process)

Sponsored by: Todd Dohery
Cariboo—Prince George
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia

TOTAL – 58,870 signatures

British Columbia13745
New Brunswick1301
Newfoundland and Labrador479
Northwest Territories97
Nova Scotia1581
Prince Edward Island118

e-2574 (Democratic process)

Sponsored by: Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus

TOTAL – 230,905 signatures

British Columbia40657
New Brunswick6287
Newfoundland and Labrador2444
Northwest Territories369
Nova Scotia6009
Prince Edward Island576

Though the number of people responding is one of the highest if not the record for a government petition, the Liberal Party, led by PM J. Trudeau issued a political response to e-2576 on December 03 2020. I would re-print it here but I really do not want to waste my time but here is the link https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2576. Still have not found one for e-2574 but if it exists it will be more of the same.


The WLSA has added their support with a financial contribution to the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR). The CCFR has filed an injunction (court file number T-577-20) application with the federal court to “stay” the May 1 OIC gun ban until the main case can be heard and decided by the judge.

The Federal Court  is a Canadian trial court that hears cases arising under certain areas of federal law. The Federal Court is a superior court with nationwide jurisdiction.

Associate Chief Justice Gagne will review all submissions and make a determination if the burden for an injunction will be granted in this case. There is not timeline provided on how long this will take, but it is important to note she has a lot to consider here. The CCFR will publish the decision the moment it is available.

The burden of proof or justification for an injunction is considerably higher than for the main case, so a loss at the injunction stage has no bearing on whether or not the main case will be successful. But not trying isn’t an option for us.

A review of the hearing is available via the CCFR web site page CCFR Injunction – History in the books

Why should you flatten a PDF

When using a PDF fillable form, you should  lock or “flatten” the PDF document after completing the form fields to ensure the document can be viewed on all devices and to prevent other users from manipulating or editing the information

How to flatten a PDF

Create a Flattened PDF on Windows 10
  1. Complete your PDF as usual using Adobe Acrobat Reader and save the PDF when you’re finished. When you’re ready to flatten the PDF, go to File > Print.

  2. In the Print window, select the Printer dropdown menu and select Adobe PDF. (This option is available in most programs that can open PDFs on a Windows computer including web browsers such as Google Chrome or Firefox.)

  3. In the bottom right corner, select Print.

  4. Select where you wish to save the file and update the filename appropriately.

Create a Flattened PDF on Mac OSX
  1. Complete your PDF as usual using Adobe Acrobat Reader and save the PDF when you’re finished.

  2. When you’re ready to flatten the PDF, open the PDF in the Preview application. Your computer may default to opening PDFs in Preview. If it does not, you can open the PDF in Preview in two ways:

    • Launch the Preview application from Finder or from your Dock and go to File > Open and select your PDF;


    • Right-click or control-click on the PDF file and select Open With > Preview

  1. With your document open in Preview, go to File > Export as PDF.

  2. Select where you wish to save the file and update the filename appropriately.

Create a Flattened PDF on an iPad
  1. Complete your PDF as usual using Adobe Acrobat Reader and save the PDF when you’re finished.

  2. In the Adobe Acrobat Reader app, select the Home tab at the bottom.

  3. In the top right, select the circular Profile icon.

  4. On the left side menu, select Preferences.

  5. Scroll down to the Sharing heading and turn on the option for Share a Flattened PDF.

  6. Return to view your PDF in the Acrobat Reader app and select the Share icon in the upper right corner.

  1. At the bottom of the share window, select Share a Copy.

  2. Select your desired mail app to send to someone, or send this flattened PDF to another app of your choice.