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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.

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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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