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Supreme Court To Hear Gun Registry Appeal

PRIVACY LAW

November 22, 2013

The Supreme Court decided Thursday it will give Quebec’s government a final chance at making a case for preserving gun registry data, The Globe and Mail reports. In June, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled the province “has no property right in the data,” noting “its existence in a registry infringes the right to privacy,” the report states. “For the moment, we’re satisfied with the situation, and we’re preparing for the eventual creation of a Quebec arms registry,” said Stéphane Bergeron, Quebec’s public safety minister. Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney issued a statement, however, that the Conservative government “will vigorously defend our legislation, adopted by Parliament, in front of the Supreme Court.”
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