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Do you agree that the Canadian Firearms Registry saves lives? Are you ready to take action?

Members of Parliament are poised to vote on legislation to dismantle the Canadian Firearms Registry on September 22. This vital tool keeps our communities safe and saves lives.

Over the next week, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will join with partners including the Coalition for Gun Control and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to lobby Members of Parliament to defeat Bill C-391 and save the gun registry.

Did you know?

  • Since 1991, the rate of homicides with rifles and shotguns has decreased by 70 per cent.
  • While firearms were used in approximately 40 per cent of murders of women in 1989, they now account for less than 15 per cent, in part due to stricter controls on firearms.
  • The gun registry does impact officer safety because police use it every day – in 2009 police used the registry 4,042,859 times.
  • The RCMP manages the registry and reported that in 2009 the long-gun portion of the entire firearms registry cost $4.1 million to operate – NOT the billions reported by the Harper government.
  • Gun registrations are free and transfers are done over the phone or online in a matter of minutes.

Join the federal lobbying effort

The CLC has organized a federal lobbying effort and lobbyists from CUPE and the CLC are mobilizing to take action over the next week. Lobbyists will be requesting meetings with Members of Parliament from their own riding and contacting as many CUPE members as possible, asking for their support.

CUPE members are asked to call, write or email their own MP, as well as the 20 MPs listed below. These 20 MPs need to be reminded that you support strong gun control laws in Canada, and you support the gun registry.

Demand that every MP votes to defeat Bill C-391 and save the Canadian Firearms Registry!

Lobbying tools and information:

  • Read the CLC’s letter to MP Malcolm Allen, the same letter was sent to all four MPs applauding their decision to vote in favour of keeping the long-gun registry
  • Download the Worker Health and Safety PDF fact sheet poster from the CLC
  • Read these gun registry myths and facts
  • Read the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program Evaluation – final approved report (February 2010)

CUPE congratulates Members of Parliament Carol Hughes, Claude Gravelle, Charlie Angus, Malcolm Allen and Glenn Thibeault for their recent decision to vote to keep the long-gun registry!











Malcolm Allen 

Welland, ON

60 King St. Welland, ON L3B 6A4



Charlie Angus 

Timmins - James Bay, ON

20 Duncan Ave. South C.P. 276 Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3H7



Niki Ashton

Churchill, MB

307-83 prom. Churchill Thompson, MB R8N 0L4



Dennis Bevington

Western Arctic, NT

4908-49th Street C.P. 1986
Yellowknife NT X1A 2P5



Nathan Cullen 

Skeena Bulkley Valley, BC

1283 Main St., 2nd Floor, PO Box 4914
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0



Carol Hughes 

Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing, ON

20 Prince Edward Walk Elliot Lake, ON P5A 1Z7



Bruce Hyer

Thunder Bay Superior North, ON

69 North Court Road Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4T7



Claude Gravelle

Nickle Belt, ON

203-2945, Rte. 69 Nord Val Caron, ON P3N 1N3



Jim Maloway

Elmwood -Transcona, MB

4-1600 Regent Ave. West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B5



John Rafferty

Thunder Bay Rainy River, ON

409 George St. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5Y9



Peter Stoffer

Sackville Eastern Shore, NS

2900, Rte. 2 Fall River, NS B2T 1W4



Glenn Thibeault

Sudbury, ON

40 Elm St., Unit 103-A
Sudbury, ON P3C 1S8








Scott Andrews 

Avalon, NL

944-956 Rte. Conception Bay Kelligrews, NL A1X 3H1



Hon. Larry Bagnell

Yukon, YK

204 Black St., Suite 204
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2M9



Jean Claude D’Amours

Madawaska-Restigoush, NB

71 rue Saint François Edmundston, NB E3V 1E5



Hon. Wayne Easter 

Malpeque, PE

C.P. 70 Hunter River, PE C0A 1N0



Hon. Albina Guarnieri

Missisauga – Cooksville, ON

33 City Centre Dr., Suite 364
Mississauga, ON L5B 2N5



Hon. Keith Martin

Esquimalt Juan De Fuca, BC

666 Granderson Rd. Victoria, BC V9B 2R8



Anthony Rota

Nipissing - Timiskaming, ON

133 Main St. West
North Bay, ON P1B 1T6



Todd Russel

Labrador, NL

C.P. 1401, succursale B, 69 Hamilton River Dr. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0



Scott Simms

Bonavista - Gander - Grand Falls – Windsor, NL

61 chemin Elizabeth, Gander, NL A1V 1G4