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‘The will of Parliament and Canadians has been clear’


Yesterday afternoon, the Harper government announced it would appeal a Quebec court’s ruling on long gun registry data. Here is the official statement from Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

We were disappointed with the ruling of the Quebec Superior Court. Today, our Government announced that we will appeal this decision. The will of Parliament and Canadians has been clear. We do not want any form of a wasteful and ineffective long gun registry. The NDP has consistently said that if given the chance they would try and use this data to target law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters in the regions of Quebec . Our Conservative Government will always stand up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners.


‘The will of Parliament and Canadians has been clear’

  1. I thought the better spin was playing on the divisions about the need for the registry within the NDP party…..this is pretty nonsensical although it does play to the notion that the NDP is all about Quebec and not Canada.

    • The NDP has been around over 60 years, and started on the prairies…..so enough nonsense on this, K?

  2. Its true that the will of Canadians is clear. The vast majority of Canadians voted to keep the registry. The problem is that those votes were split 3 or 4 ways in each riding, while the votes to kill the registry were combined into one.

    • No. This logic doesn’t work when the CPC uses it to say that rural Canada doesn’t want the CWB and it doesn’t work when others use it to say we want to keep the gun registry.

      Without a referendum, or unless an election is single issue, nobody can ever say what the “Will of Canadians” is or is not other than in the most general terms. Those who think they can are either ignorant or lying.

  3. I choose to love pompous twits who tell Canadians what Canadians are
    thinking. Luv ’em, I tell ya.

  4. The NDP would target law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters in the regions of Quebec

    Target them for what Vic? You don’t say. Is it like you and your buddies target muslims for torture, Romas for extradition or voters with information about bogus polling stations? Or is it like you target babysitters for sex?

    What a sad sack piece of garbage you are Vic Toews. But keep being the official spokesman for Public Safety. Can’t think of anybody who better represents the views and morals of the Harper Government™ than you.

    • I think it’s obvious. The NDP wants to target them for increased support, making sure they have the policing services so that they feel safe, and the facilities and natural environments so that they can practice their activities happily. :)