Did the Mounties defy Parliament and keep gun registry data intact even after being ordered, by law, to delete it in 2012? And did Deputy Commissioner Peter Henschel subsequently lie to a Parliamentary committee in June of 2015 by claiming registry data had been erased when, in fact, it hadn’t?

Did the Mounties defy Parliament and keep gun registry data intact even after being ordered, by law, to delete it in 2012? And did Deputy Commissioner Peter Henschel subsequently lie to a Parliamentary committee in June of 2015 by claiming registry data had been erased when, in fact, it hadn’t?

I don’t think the RCMP broke the law or that Henschel outright lied. But – how to say this? – neither was fully forthcoming with the truth.

If the force and the deputy commissioner did not violate the letter of the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, they at least played fast-and-loose with the law’s spirit.

Why is this still an issue? Because the Trudeau government intends to pass a law before Parliament’s summer recess giving Quebec a copy of the remaining data on gun owners so that province can establish its own provincial long-gun registry.

Interesting Read…

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