I’ve heard from some who know that the Conservative government is planning on tabling legislation this week to put an end to the long-gun registry.
It’ll be a government bill introduced by the Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews and it is on track for Thursday of this week according what I’ve heard.
Candice Hoeppner — the Conservative MP who introduced private members legislation last session — will no doubt be taking a significant role selling the government’s legislation to the media and the broader Canadian public.
Now that the Conservatives have a majority, the legislation is expected to sail through Parliament.
The legislation comes on the heels of another long time Conservative promise this week to end the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly.
UPDATE: Intent to introduce legislation was just announced today (10/19). Nicholson will introduce, according to Postmedia.
UPDATE PART II: Was right about Toews all along! Toews introduced the bill (10/25).