While the bill to end the controversial registry received royal assent in Ottawa last Thursday, the NDP's newly minted leader vows to bring it back if he becomes Prime Minister.
Speaking on the Radio Canada show Tout le Monde en Parle Sunday, Thomas Mulcair said the solution is to fix the irritants in the long gun registry — not scrap it.
Meanwhile, the Liberals, who introduced the controversial registry in 2001, say they would not re-introduce it if they were to form government after the 2015 election.
"Liberals would not bring back the registry," Liberal spokesperson Daniel Lauzon told Yahoo! Canada News in an email exchange, Monday.
"But we strongly support maintaining the data so Provinces can maintain their own if they wish to do so."
Two thirds of the nation support the gun registry; one third does not. The Mulcair NDP has just signalled that it intends to seek its parliamentary majority by attracting that national majority. Meanwhile the LPoC is in the process of running away from its own policies, and at the same time wondering what there is left for it to believe in. Other than legalizing weed, which is fine, but trivial.