Long-Gun Registry

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Harper Government Wins Gun Fight

MONTREAL - The Harper government has won the latest round in its battle to delete, once and for all, the last remaining portion of the federal long-gun registry.Quebec's highest court has ruled agains...
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Pay Up

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is ending a seven-year waiver on gun licence renewal fees next month in an effort to collect about $18 million annually from firearms owners.New changes to the fir...

When MPs Cross Party Lines

Political parties over the years have promised more freedom for MPs, more free votes etc., but little comes of it. All too often deviance from the party line by an MP becomes a media story and it plays as an embarrassment of the respective leader. It is no wonder then that party leaders react so strongly when this happens.
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Protecting Canada's Lakes, Rivers: 2012 Media Fail

Protecting Canada's lakes, streams and rivers and the habitat for fish and wildlife is the one out of the many issues raised by Idle No More that has the greatest potential to expand across much of non-urban Canada, uniting aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians, and crossing the political spectrum from the green left to the small c conservative right.
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Are Canada's Gun Laws Sufficient?

A firearms expert says Canada's tougher gun laws likely help insulate this country from U.S-style massacres like the one in Connecticut Friday that shocked the world. A gunman shot and killed 20 chil...
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Quebec Gun Registry On The Way

QUEBEC - The Quebec government marked the anniversary of Canada's worst mass shooting by reiterating its intention to create its own gun registry.Public Security Minister Stephane Bergeron said in a s...

Trudeau's Love of Guns and Lattés Gives Him an Edge

After spending his years in Parliament defending the long-gun registry, and voting to keep the registry, Justin Trudeau decided he would call the long-gun registry a failure. With the Liberals in desperate need of resuscitation, appealing to rural voters in this manner does not exactly lend credence to the theory that the man is all hair and no brain. A dynamic, young politician who likes his guns as much as he likes his lattés? Perhaps the Conservatives should be worried.
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Under Fire

The federal Conservatives and Opposition New Democrats are calling out Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau for saying that the long-gun registry was "a failure," after he spent years defending i...
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Long-Gun Registry 'A Failure'

Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau called the long-gun registry "a failure" during an Ontario campaign stop in the Conservative riding of Glengarry–Prescott–Russell on Friday. "The long-gun...
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And It's Gone

OTTAWA - The federal government says millions of records of registered long guns have all been destroyed, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec.A spokeswoman for Public Safety Ministe...
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RCMP Puts On A Silencer

OTTAWA - The Conservative government that championed the end of what it calls the "wasteful and ineffective" long gun registry can't say exactly how much the registry's repeal will save taxpayers.More...
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Canada's Gun Laws Are Far From Bulletproof

While I had long believed in gun control, its importance hit home for me after losing my mother at the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. Like many Canadians, I took some comfort in the strong Canadian laws and the seeming lack of comparable influence of the Canadian gun lobby compared to their NRA cousins in the US. However, the changes to Canadian gun laws over the past year show that this sense of comfort was naive.
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Not So Fast, Quebec

OTTAWA - The federal government is making good on its promise to appeal a Quebec court ruling that blocked the destruction of gun-registry records and ordered the data handed over to the province.The...
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Quebec Wins Right To Keep Gun Registry

Quebec Superior Court Judge Marc André Blanchard has granted a permanent injunction blocking the federal government from destroying the province's portion of the gun registry. He ruled that the provin...