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Old 02-15-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Gun registry: Tory bill to kill controversial program passes in House of Commons | News | National Post

Awesome news....This is good news for gun loving Canadians...
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Default The truth about gun registries

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“Unfortunately, Liberals and some New Democrats have attempted to turn a whole way of life into some kind of criminal conduct,” he said. “That’s really what the long-gun registry is about . . . it’s criminalizing, or attempting to criminalize, a way of life.”
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:12 AM
 
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It wasn't really an attempt to criminalize a way of life. Just a poor program from the get to. Too complicated. It didn't stop regular folks from having guns or having access to guns. That can be done in any province in Canada.

Nothing for you to get emotional about.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:15 AM
 
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“Unfortunately, Liberals and some New Democrats have attempted to turn a whole way of life into some kind of criminal conduct,” he said. “That’s really what the long-gun registry is about . . . it’s criminalizing, or attempting to criminalize, a way of life.”
I didn't realize the Democratic party existed in Canada. Will they vote in the next election?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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I didn't realize the Democratic party existed in Canada. Will they vote in the next election?
The New Democratic Party in Canada is a socialist party which is the opposition party in Canada now.

The equivalent of the Democratic Party in Canada is the Liberal Party, who traditionally were a major party but have now shrunk to near-insignificance.

To put Canadian politics into a US context, it would be like if the US Democratic Party became marginalized to the point of being a minor party and the two major parties in the USA were the GOP and the Greens.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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I assume there is no Canadian party comparable to the US Republican Party?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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I assume there is no Canadian party comparable to the US Republican Party?
The Tories (Conservative Party), who are the current governing party in Canada, are equivalent to the US Republican Party.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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I didn't realize the Democratic party existed in Canada. Will they vote in the next election?
The New Democratic Party is a social democrat (a type of moderate socialist) political party in Canada. Generally speaking, the more powerful they are, the less socialist they become.

The Liberal Party of Canada is more similar to the Democratic Party and the Conservative Party is like the Republican Party where the Religious Right plays a far smaller role.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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It wasn't really an attempt to criminalize a way of life. Just a poor program from the get to. Too complicated. It didn't stop regular folks from having guns or having access to guns. That can be done in any province in Canada.

Nothing for you to get emotional about.
I can understand where the emotion comes from. It treated regular folks as though they might at any moment become dangerous offenders, and I think a lot of people resent that.

The set of laws introduced as C-68 in 1995 (registry, classifications, safe storage laws etc), whether intended as such or not, have also been used by crown prosecutors as a way of securing convictions against otherwise law-abiding people.




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Great news. Should get through the Senate in short order and be on the books by early spring, I'd expect.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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It should also be noted by US readers that the Conservative party, unlike the GOP, is a very young party, less than ten years old. Like the left, currently represented by four parties in the House, the right was traditionally represented by a bunch of different parties, like the Red Tory "Progressive Conservatives", the "Reform Party", "The Canadian Alliance" etc., but only united into one Big Blue Tent "Conservative Party" in 2003, so our Conservative tradition is actually quite different and worth a read. Elements of all these parties sort of coexist in the new party, but for the most part it's the Prime Minister Harper party, he sets policy and his MPs listen which I don't feel is how parliament is supposed to work but that's a discussion for another time. It's also not exactly like the GOP, many of the policies are fairly different, but they do have a similar neo-con foundation. All around, I think they function better than the Republicans, but alot of that has to do with operating in a radically different political system and not having to worry about social issues all the time.

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