Last week, the Ottawa SUN reported on the status in the final stages of the Gun Registry with only Royal Assent left to go.
Things are looking good but keep your fingers crossed just in case!
OTTAWA – The 17-year fight to scrap the long-gun registry reached its conclusion Wednesday.
Armed with a majority, senators voted 50 to 27 to pass the law that would eradicate the registry. There were no abstentions.
It was the bill’s final trip through the halls of power on Parliament Hill before it can get royal assent — the official sanction by the governor general.
Manitoba Tory MP Candice Hoeppner – who has been leading the government’s charge to kill the registry – said Wednesday in the House of Commons, “We are all counting the hours until … law-abiding Canadians will no longer have to register their long guns.”
The registry is hated in much of rural Canada, but not everyone is cheering its end.
On Tuesday, Quebec announced it was seeking an injunction to stop the Conservative government from destroying the gun registry data. The province is planning on setting up its own version of the registry.
The Tory government promised to destroy all the data once the bill receives royal assent.
Bill C-19 passed in the House last February. Two northern Ontario NDP MPs, John Rafferty and Bruce Hyer, voted with the government.