Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

May 16, 2006 15:05 ET

Firearms owners' groups respond to scathing gun registry audit

O.F.A.H., FQF and C.I.L.A. host press conference at 4:45 pm today Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor PRESS CONFERENCE ALERT--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2006) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, joined by the Quebec Wildlife Federation and the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action, were front and center today, in Ottawa, as Auditor General Sheila Fraser unveiled one of taxpayers' worst accounting nightmares - among other things, over $60 million not accounted for properly in attempts to prop up the federal long gun registry.

At 4:45 pm today, representatives for law abiding firearms owners will host a press conference to provide reaction to the Auditor General's report concerning the costs of the Canadian Firearms Program and the future of the long gun registry.

Participants at the news conference will include:

1.) Greg Farrant, Government Relations Manager for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, representing 81,000 members and 640 member clubs. www.ofah.org

2.) Alain Cossette, Director General for the Federation quebecoise de la faune [Quebec Wildlife Federation]. www.fqf.qc.ca

3.) Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action and representing the Canadian Shooting Sports Association. www.cdnshootingsports.org

The press conference will take place at:

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Time: 4:45 PM
Location: Charles Lynch Room - 130S Centre Block
/For further information: Greg Farrant
OFAH Government Relations Manager
705-875-0274 cell phone/ IN: HEALTH, JUSTICE, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Robert J. Pye, Communications Coordinator/Corporate Messaging, ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 267
    Secondary Phone: 705-313-1700
    E-mail: robert_pye@ofah.org