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Toews never issued ministerial press release on feds’ destruction of long gun registry, so gun advocates broke news

When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews disclosed early this month that the federal government’s promise to destroy millions of records of registered long guns had finally been delivered, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec, he kept the news in the family.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews informed provincial and territorial public safety ministers at a closed-door meeting in Regina and privately advised Conservative MPs the long-gun registry records had been destroyed urging them to issue statements in their electoral districts. No formal news release was issued by Mr. Toews.

PARLIAMENT HILL—When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews disclosed early this month that the federal government’s promise to destroy millions of records of registered long guns had finally been delivered, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec, he kept the news in the family.

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Toews never issued ministerial press release on feds’ destruction of long gun registry, so gun advocates broke news

When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews disclosed early this month that the federal government’s promise to destroy millions of records of registered long guns had finally been delivered, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec, he kept the news in the family.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews informed provincial and territorial public safety ministers at a closed-door meeting in Regina and privately advised Conservative MPs the long-gun registry records had been destroyed urging them to issue statements in their electoral districts. No formal news release was issued by Mr. Toews.

PARLIAMENT HILL—When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews disclosed early this month that the federal government’s promise to destroy millions of records of registered long guns had finally been delivered, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec, he kept the news in the family.

  

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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