NEWS RELEASE – Long Gun Registry Records

Minister Leona Aglukkaq Announces Destruction of Long-Gun Registry Records

Ottawa – November 5, 2012 – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Member of Parliament for Nunavut, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister of the Arctic Council, and Regional Minister for the North announced that as of October 31, 2012, the long-gun registry, with the exception of registry information related to Quebec, has been destroyed.
“The deletion of the long-gun registry records marks a significant milestone in this Government’s commitment to eliminating the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Promise made, promise kept.”

Law-abiding gun owners will no longer be unfairly targeted, our Government will continue to focus its efforts on more effective measures to tackle crime and protect Northerners.

The deletion of data in the registry related to long-guns follows the Royal Assent of Bill C-19, the Ending of the Long-Gun Registry Act, on April 5, 2012.

“Our Government is making our streets and communities safer by targeting criminals who use firearms, not law-abiding Northerners. Make no mistake, the tax and spend NDP will not hesitate to bring back the long gun registry if they are ever given the chance to form Government. Now that this data have been deleted, it can never be recovered – even by Thomas Mulcair.”

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