The Canadian Press

2015-05-14 | Firearms RCMP

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The federal information commissioner says the Conservative government is setting a perilous precedent by retroactively rewriting the law to absolve the RCMP of wrongdoing. Suzanne Legault has tabled a special report in Parliament revealing that she recommended almost two months ago that charges be laid against the RCMP for its role in withholding and destroying gun registry data. But during a stop in Windsor, Ontario this morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters the Mounties did nothing wrong. (Instead of moving on the recommendation to lay charges, the Harper government rewrote the law, backdated the changes and buried the amendment in an omnibus budget bill last week.)

Date: 2015-05-14
Placeline: WINDSOR, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the parliament of Canada has already decided to abolish the Along gun registry the RCMP have acted fully within parliament's intention and destroying the data in the long gun registry it was wasteful and ineffective and the government's commitment to do this to Canadians in all parts of the country has been absolutely absolutely crystal clear >>