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Legal Battle Launched Over Gun Registry


December 16, 2011

The Montreal Gazette reports on Quebec Public Security Minister Robert Dutil's announcement that the province will launch legal action to prevent the federal government from destroying data from the federal long-gun registry once Bill C-19 becomes law. Dutil is calling Bill C-19 "a step backwards," the report states, and has quantified the planned destruction of the data as "unjust and unequitable," noting the province plans to adopt a bill to create its own gun registry if it wins the legal challenge.
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