80% of the province of Quebec, now belongs to the native nations. They are now organizing to control all hunting on this land. This right (not a favour or a permission) has been given by the Federal government. C-68 will not go away. It’s now a law. Too late to change or modify it. So far it’s behind schedule and has cost a fortune. It has even cost too much to turn back now. Don’t you see what is happening here, the division between hunters and non-hunters is widening.
Since the non-hunters are much more united, the hunters will lose. The only new Federal Parks that have been implemented, do not allow any hunting. I think the reason for the ban on hunting on Sunday was mostly for religious reasons. The church had a lot of influence. Working on Sunday was frowned on and to make sure that people attended church on the only day that work was not allowed was to ban hunting. Rural folk usually have livestock which meant taking care of the animals on Sunday morning then going to church. In feudal times up till 150 years ago, hunting was for the privileged.
Landowners didn’t want their tenants to hunt game belonging to them. Here in Quebec, most of the population were tenant farmers or working in towns. The ruling class did not want the working class to trap furs which was strictly controlled. A “courreur des bois” (hunter-trapper) could make in 3 or 4 months what the common labourer could make in 1 year. Plus the “courreur des bois” who associated with the natives did not go to church very often.