From the minutes of the Committee on Public Safety and National Security:“Candice Hoeppner moved, — That, pursuant to the motion adopted Tuesday, September 27, 2011, giving priority to government bills, should Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, stand referred to the Committee, the Clerk shall make arrangements for an appearance by the Minister of Public Safety on Thursday, November 3, 2011.”
The bill was referred to the committee as a result of a motion in the House today. It looks as though Candice Hoeppner is getting even with the way she was treated by the Lieberals and NDP last time around. The Government appears to be wanting this thing home by Christmas. Amen.
UPDATE The committee meeting scheduled for 1100 on 2011-11-3 was cancelled on short notice. No reason was given.
UPDATE Just read a sound article in the Toronto SUN: Goodbye and good riddance to long gun registry
“There’s a good reason why the long gun registry’s supporters still don’t get why it needs to end, with its data destroyed.
It’s simple: Their names aren’t on it.”