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Long-gun registry supporters exploiting Montreal massacre's 22nd anniversary for 'political agenda,' says sports shooting spokesperson

'This is all about a political agenda, the grief industry kicks into full gear and it uses these victims to advance their agendas,' says Tony Bernardo, spokesman for the Canadian Sports Shooting Association.

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Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews are responsible for Bill C-19 to eliminate the long-gun registry.

PARLIAMENT HILL— Vocal opponents of the federal long-gun registry are accusing gun-control advocates of exploiting the 22nd anniversary of the shooting massacre of 14 women at a Montreal engineering college to generate public opposition to a Conservative bill that will dismantle the registry and destroy its records.

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Long-gun registry supporters exploiting Montreal massacre's 22nd anniversary for 'political agenda,' says sports shooting spokesperson

'This is all about a political agenda, the grief industry kicks into full gear and it uses these victims to advance their agendas,' says Tony Bernardo, spokesman for the Canadian Sports Shooting Association.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews are responsible for Bill C-19 to eliminate the long-gun registry.

PARLIAMENT HILL— Vocal opponents of the federal long-gun registry are accusing gun-control advocates of exploiting the 22nd anniversary of the shooting massacre of 14 women at a Montreal engineering college to generate public opposition to a Conservative bill that will dismantle the registry and destroy its records.

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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