Quebec lays legal framework for gun registry
The PQ has tabled a bill that sets out a legal framework for a Quebec long gun registry.
The province still has no guarantee that it will get access to the federal data, and may not get a final decision on the matter for some time.
Still, the public security minister says he wants to have a law ready to pass as soon as a registry is available. "We can't find ourselves in a legal void," he says. "We couldn't wait for a favourable judgement to come."
The bill will require all long guns that are not already registered in the old database to be registered under the new Quebec system.
Minister Bergeron says he's unsure how much a Quebec registry will cost, but he says it will likely be a few million dollars in the initial stages.
He also won't say whether the province will forge ahead without the federal information.
However, Bergeron does say he's confident Quebec will win.
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