Quotes

LIBERALS

Larry Bagnell

MP Bagnell said clearly late last year that he would support Ms. Hoeppner’s bill.

“Yukon Liberal MP Larry Bagnell said he will vote in favour of the bill…’A lot of people in rural and remote parts of Canada don’t think the registry’s the most effective way to fight crime, or that it’s effective,’ Bagnell told CBC News.” (cbc.ca, Nov. 2, 2009).

Larry Bagnell has been vocal in the past on the registry. He said:

“People in the territory pretty well know how hard I’ve been fighting this over the years. I’m just going to continue to tell people in Ottawa, as I have for eight years, that a lot of people in the North, a lot of aboriginal people, don’t see any sense in the long-gun registry.” (Yukon News, April 6, 2009)

Wayne Easter

MP Easter said clearly late last year that he would support Ms. Hoeppner’s bill. He said,

“I do not favour a gun-control system that makes criminals out of farmers and hunters,” (CBC.ca, Nov. 5, 2009)

Wayne Easter has suggested in the past that he would vote against the long-gun registry. He said,

“I’m inclined to vote against the long-gun registry because I don’t believe it has been as effective as the original intent had claimed it would be.” (Charlottetown Guardian, July 25, 2006).

Anthony Rota

Anthony Rota has been quoted as saying the long-gun registry is “disgusting”. (North Bay Nugget, June 18, 2004)

MP Rota said late last year that he would support Ms. Hoeppner’s bill all the way through the legislative process. He said,

“I decided quite a while ago that I was going to support this bill,” (North Bay Nugget, Nov. 4, 2009)

Todd Russell

MP Russell said clearly late last year that he would support Ms. Hoeppner’s bill all the way through the legislative process. He said,

“I’ve been clear about my position and I will be consistent with that particular position, and I will vote subsequently to scrap the long gun registry,” (The Labradorian, Dec. 29, 2009).

NDP

Charlie Angus

Charlie Angus has raised concerns about the gun registry. He said,

“I represent a … region when many people have guns because they live in rural regions … they have a lot of resentment about how the registry was implemented, and a lot of that resentment is well founded.” (Hansard, April 21, 2009)

Alex Atamanenko

“There have been lots of examples in our riding where people have been hitting their heads against a stone wall and running into bureaucracy when they go to register. I see the waste in the system and I see people really getting frustrated,” (Trail Daily Times, May 17, 2006).

Dennis Bevington

“Bevington said his party, the NDP, will most likely vote to keep the registry operating, he said. Nevertheless, he said he’s prepared to vote against them as the majority of NWT residents he has spoken to want the gun registry abolished.” (Yellowknifer, September 22, 2006)

Nathan Cullen

“I will be voting to abolish the registry. No shifting, no sliding.” (Smithers Interior News, July 8, 2009)

Carol Hughes

“The Firearms Registry Program has done very little to reduce the ever growing problem of illegal handguns in Canada. Never has a program cost so much and delivered so little.” (Sudbury Star, June 7, 2004)

Bruce Hyer

“I have committed to voting to end the registration of legal hunting rifles and shotguns.” (Thunder Bay Chronicle-Herald, May 10, 2009).