The Quebec Outfitters Federation (QOF) wishes to clarify the fact that Richard Henry Bain, the suspect held in custody following the shooting that occurred last night during the speech of the newly elected Prime Minister Pauline Marois, is not an outfitter.
Following statements that Mr Bain was working in the outfitting industry, the QOF verified all available records and the search showed nothing related to him.
In order to offer lodging facilities and fishing/hunting activities in Quebec, a person is legally bounded to possess an outfitter’s licence, delivered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife. The QOF confirms that Mr Bain does not detain such a licence and therefore cannot be considered as an outfitter.
The QOF offers its deepest sympathies to the families affected by the tragedy.