Drones DEAD in Canada??? RIP 3-16-2017 New Drone Laws for Recreational Drone Usage

Drones DEAD in Canada??? RIP 3-16-2017 New Drone Laws for Recreational Drone Usage

Are the laws introduced by Marc Garneau on 3-16-2017 too strict? What do you think?

Time to sell your brand new DJI Mavic PRO, Phantom 3/4 or GoPro Karma?

Fly safe everyone!

OMFG – Nope


  1. Dronethat on August 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I have flown my drone in many parks and most of the times, people ask and get amazed learning how these drones have gone too far in terms of safety features such as GPS guidance, obstacle sensors, return to home, location classification alarms, lights, etc. I think Garneau will get amazed too!Oh and putting my full name, full address and phone number, seriously???Some lunatic who may find my drone will start stalking me, knocking at my door, just because he might think I am spying on him is so crazy!

  2. KSmack Volleyball on August 21, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I saw this on the news and my first reaction was to think how stupid these government people are.
    This new law pretty much says that quadcopters are now illegal to use in Canada. They just squashed a very progressive industry.
    And for the record, I have never owned a quadcopter.
    But as per this new law, I guess I never will.

  3. Chris Foote on August 21, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Check out this new group on Facebook that was just formed to advocate for more reasonable flying regulations. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1781878305462289/

  4. Christian_Patriot on August 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    The most insane part of this law is the 75 meter rule.

  5. Rafal Kiermacz on August 21, 2022 at 8:39 pm


  6. osallivan on August 21, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    So I can’t fly my drone in my backyard just cuz it’s within 75m to my neighbour, but he will soon be able to smoke pot on the other side of the fence??? WTF is wrong with this country?!

  7. darkdancerman on August 21, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    fuck this guy and I live in the united states.

  8. Captain Midnight on August 21, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I agree fully, l therefore say all meteors and all objects from space and abroad which my fall on my head be registered et ! Name , planet radio frequency ect,, we humans some of us have know common Cents ! so we must tax and punish the masses , thank you in advance the tax collector

  9. TheMiggins on August 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I think all drone owners in Canada who have just shelled out large sums of money buying beautiful drones that are now pretty much ornaments in this country should think about getting together and suing Transport Canada to get there money back.

  10. lasersbee on August 21, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    If you don’t agree with the new Canadian Drone Restrictions you can protest here….
    and here…

  11. lasersbee on August 21, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    0:02…The 9KM from Airports and Emergency Responders rule does that…
    The rest of the rules are outrageous….

  12. simon gentry on August 21, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    is #Trudeau behind this ?!? does he support this law ?!? #coffee #peace #drone #dji #canadadronelaw2017

  13. losttourist on August 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    yup you have the power to hurt our hobby. To hurt the majority of us who fly safe and not try and engage aircraft. Why would he not at least followed the FAA rules. Most of the drone vs aircraft incidents are pure bull and unsubstantiated national enquirer tabloid news. Just wait he will sleep even better further on in the year when he introduces licensing fees to line their greedy pockets with our cash. Remember when the government decided it was a safety issue and introduced mandatory licensing for using a motor boat? This stinks of something like that to me.

  14. LinoPR 2016 on August 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Maybe he’s doing illegal things and he’s afraid a drone will spy on him …..

  15. Karma Guy on August 21, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t live in Canada, but personally, I’m OK with these rules. Most of the best drone footage is <90 meters above the ground anyhow… you go much higher, and you might as well check out Google maps IMO. I saw some Coast Guard helicopters fly over me while I was flying my Karma drone the other day and it made think to myself "I don’t want to put these guys at risk while protecting our coast and keeping boaters/surfers safe."

  16. Scott Webb on August 21, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    It’s just because they dont know what else to potentially do yet regarding recreational drones.
    Garneau can’t sleep at night.

  17. Minh Tam Nguyen on August 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    It keeps you awake at night, uh? M. Minister, watch the statistics, what other countries have done about drone laws and, above all, stop listenning people who never leave their office chair or the MAAC people. You have never contacted any canadian drone or FPV ligues or the public before producing this regulation. Other countries who did that are just laughing at you and us because we have elected your gang. This is a joke.

  18. NEO on August 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    we need to sign petitions and pressure transport Canada that by restricting recreational drone flyers you have a negative affect .This way you are forcing most honest, law abiding drone flyers to break some of the rules and you achieve nothing. why 250G? why not the way it was before 1.5KG allowed. we all need to put pressure. Educating safe drone flying is the way, but this way just makes people break the rules. Allow people to have some fun. As technology gets better it gets safer to fly.

  19. Yan Yu on August 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    get rid of this senile old bureaucrat already…

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