While they vehemently campaigned against the gun registry in opposition, in government the Conservatives have done nothing to attempt to eliminate it. Hints now that may be about to change (from CP):
Harper told reporters during a whirlwind visit to Miramichi that local gun registry jobs are safe, despite his goal of eliminating the program.
More than 200 people work at the Miramichi firearms registry where the main processing centre is located.
Harper said a debate on the registry will happen in the near future, but jobs will not be lost.
``The Conservative party for a long time now has been committed to the abolition of the long gun registry, we are very clear about that,'' Harper said while visiting a hockey rink.
Can't find the CP coverage online yet, but the CBC has a report on the event that makes the plan to revive the debate seem more hypothetical. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers