The Canadian Press

2015-06-15 | Firearms RCMP

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A new court affidavit alleges the Harper government was pushing for the speedy and illegal destruction of long-gun registry records even as it was promising the information commissioner that it would preserve the data. Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says the accusations contained in the documents are troubling. (Federal information commissioner Suzanne Legault is seeking a court order to preserve any remaining records from the now-defunct long gun registry. The dispute goes back to April 2012 when the Conservative government had just passed a law ending the registry, leaving in Legault's hands an unresolved complainant about access to registry records.)

Date: 2015-06-15
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the government was was pushing very very spell hard internally to to destroy documents while it was saying to the information commissioner the documents are preserved you can't have it both ways >>


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