The Canadian Press

2012-04-05 | Gun Registry Battle

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Legislation abolishing the federal long-gun registry was given royal assent, except in Quebec where a Superior Court ordered an injunction in the destruction of the registry data from that province pending more hearings. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews trumpeted passage of Bill C-19 in the senate April 5th, saying he expected the registry to begin destroying its data right away. (In Quebec, a hotbed of support for gun control, the provincial government fought back, claiming a right to the information -- hoping to use it as the basis for a provincial registry system because its taxpayers helped to gather it. The Harper government, steadfastly opposed to relinquishing any data, said Quebec could start from scratch if it wanted to build its own registry.)

Date: 2012-04-05
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << today marks a momentous day for a government in the commitment that we made to Canadians to eliminate the long gun registry once and for all >>