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Toews’ office contradicts RCMP on when it received potentially embarrassing report on long-gun registry

RCMP says Public Safety Minister Vic Toews received Commissioner's report on long-gun registry Dec. 16. Mr. Toews' office says it wasn't until Dec. 20. The government tabled it in the House in mid-January.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ office is contradicting the RCMP over timing of a report on the federal long-gun registry that could have been embarrassing for the government in the midst of a debate last December over legislation that would destroy the registry and more than a decade’s worth of its records. Mr. Toews (Provencher, Man.) received the report on Friday, Dec. 16, the final day of sittings prior to the break, the RCMP told The Hill

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