December 3, 2012
Trudeau would vote again for 'failed' long-gun registry
By David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief
Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau said Monday in Quebec he'd vote to restore the very same long-gun registry he called "a failure" Friday in Ontario.
As a group, Liberal members of Parliament, including leadership hopefuls Trudeau, Marc Garneau and Joyce Murray, decided after the long-gun registry was killed last spring that they would not seek to revive it. Garneau, Murray and some other Liberal MPs confirmed that decision again on Monday.
On Friday, Trudeau, at a campaign stop in the eastern Ontario town of Hawkesbury, was asked about his position on the controversial registry and replied, "I do see that the long-gun registry, as it was, was a failure and I am not going to resuscitate that."