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jwirecom109
06-11-2012, 12:28 PM
MONTREAL — The Quebec government is in court today seeking province-sensitive information from the now defunct federal long-gun registry.

The law to destroy the registry came into effect in April everywhere else in Canada, but in Quebec, the long-gun registry has continued to function under court order.

Quebec lawyers have succeeded twice in having the registry continue to function, meaning long-guns have continued to be registered.

Quebec lawyers are arguing that the information provided from Quebec should be handed over to the province, since it contributed to the federal registry and wants to keep it alive.

The last safeguard order signed off on by a Quebec judge in April preserving the registry is set to expire this week.

This week’s hearing is the next step in a case that is very likely to end up before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ottawa is opposed to relinquishing control of any part of the registry, which it is determined to destroy.

The bill to end the federal long-gun registry, C-19, received royal assent on April 5, fulfilling a longstanding promise by the Harper government.

Quebec is the only jurisdiction that has sought information from the registry. The movement to create the registry was inspired by the Montreal massacre in 1989.

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RobSmith
06-11-2012, 01:46 PM
It'd be pretty surprising if a judge agreed with Quebec on this one. That being said, whatever data is on the fed's registry, at least when it comes to non-restricted firearms, has been made useless by now thru years of "amnesties" and now several months of no-registration. I'd be curious to know how many firearms (formally registered or not) changed hands on the 2nd hand market in Quebec since C19 received Royal Assent.

BruceW
06-11-2012, 04:44 PM
I sold one into Quebec. Split the shipping just to get it there. Sometimes something is just worth doing. :Beer time:

Now if we can just get our fed. rep's to kick the cfo's to the curb. :smash:

jwirecom109
06-13-2012, 06:58 AM
The fate of Quebec's long gun registry is at stake this week in a Montreal courtroom, as the province's lawyers argue that they should be able to use the Quebec data from the doomed federal long gun registry as the basis for a provincial one.

The federal government, for its part, is determined to destroy the data in line with a bill that became law in April. A series of injunctions have protected the Quebec data until now.

Using access-to-information laws, Global News obtained a redacted copy of the national firearms registry from the RCMP, created before long gun data started to be destroyed. The data is a snapshot of the long gun registration system before its data started to be deleted.

Since late 1998, Quebec residents have registered 1,624,480 non-restricted weapons, a category that covers most rifles and nearly all shotguns.
The majority of Quebec's long guns are rifles (920,023).
Next come shotguns (683,109).
Quebec has 15,078 combination guns, firearms that have both rifle and shotgun barrels.
6,270 weapons are covered under 'other'. This is a catchall category covering reproduction black-powder muskets, crossbows and the more powerful air rifles.

Read it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Quebec's long gun registry

http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/health/quebecs+long+gun+registry/6442659500/story.html

interesting break down chart there

Haywire1
06-13-2012, 09:04 AM
It'd be pretty surprising if a judge agreed with Quebec on this one. That being said, whatever data is on the fed's registry, at least when it comes to non-restricted firearms, has been made useless by now thru years of "amnesties" and now several months of no-registration. I'd be curious to know how many firearms (formally registered or not) changed hands on the 2nd hand market in Quebec since C19 received Royal Assent.

Unfortunately for Quebeckers, the registry is still in effect for them. I think it is just going to be the reverse of when the western provinces fought the introduction of the registry. The judge is going to rule only the federal Govt can use the data, as it was collected for a federal registry, not a provincial one, and that firearms laws are the domain of the federal Govt.