So to start this off, my build has begun with a G&P C8A1 "Canadian Carbine" with Diemaco trades. This would be more accurate for say a C8 used by Canadian law enforcement as apposed to CF. Eventually I plan to have a lower engraved with CF proper trades but this is what I have for now. Call it "inspired by" as apposed to an exact replica (for now).
This is the evolution of my build in photos:
EDIT: I should add that my build is inspired by the newer C8 IUR model that seems to be embraced by CANSOFCOM. I also plan to build a standard C8 CQB 11.5" barrel configuration.