Ontario Superior Court Rejects Attempts to Stop Elimination of Long-Gun Registry

September 24, 2012

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2012

Ontario Superior Court Rejects Attempts to Stop Elimination of Long-Gun Registry

Ottawa, ON – The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a motion from the Barbara Schlifer Legal Clinic which sought to stop the Government from destroying the data contained in the long-gun registry.

Bill C-19 Ending the Long-gun Registry Act received Royal Assent on April 5th, 2012. Since the passing of this legislation through the House of Commons and Senate there have been attempts to stop the elimination of the data contained within the registry.

“I am very pleased that the Ontario Superior Court has dismissed this motion and has acted in accordance with the will of Parliament,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “The data contained within the long-gun registry targets law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters and should be deleted.”

The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Government have been working as quickly as possible on this file. Miller is hopeful that the data will be deleted within the month of October.

For more information on Bill C-19 please visit www.parl.gc.ca.

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