RCMP Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak has been sent to French language training one month before parliament will debate a Conservative bill to scrap the long-gun registry. Cheliak, whose responsibility includes enforcing the Firearms Act, has united police associations across Canada in favour of keeping the firearms registry. Top-level police, including the president of the Canadian Police Association, Charles Momy, are questioning the timing of the decision. They say that Cheliak was moved as a warning to other police to keep quiet about the issue during September’s debate.