This useless and expensive boondoggle will soon be abolished. That is good news. Harassing law abiding Canadians should not be a function of the government. There are many other nanny state functions ( hrcs, wheat board etc) that should go, but this is a good beginning.
It will also be another opportunity to see if the dippers can hang together. The grits have very few rural mps left, so they will probably stay together on keeping their 2 billion dollar boondoggle.
The vote will be an early test of unity for Canada’s new official Opposition — the NDP — which wrangled with internal disagreement over the contentious issue when it was voted on as a private member’s bill in 2010.
Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner, the Tory backbencher who introduced the failed private member’s bill last year, said earlier this week the government will kill the registry soon after Parliament resumes.
“Everyone knows it’s been part of our party’s policy for many years, and the prime minister committed to Canadians during the election we would scrap the long-gun registry,” she told Postmedia News. “We’re going to follow through on that commitment.”
“Canadians can expect to see it fairly early on in the fall,” she added. “It’s a priority for our government.”