|These comments are direct quotations from the Hansard
Mr. Paul Steckle
(HuronóBruce, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, on December 5, 2002, in the House,
the supplementary estimates were passed devoid of new money for the
firearms program. Today, without that funding, the national gun registry
continues to receive new registration forms.
Could the Minister of Justice tell the House from where the operational
funds are coming?
Hon. Martin Cauchon (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of
Canada, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, up until the approval of the supplementary
estimates, we were moving with what we call cash management. We said that
before Christmas. The program is running at minimum cost but we are able
to fulfill our duty.
Of course it is a short term solution and we are sure that the House will
support gun control and will support public safety when we vote on the