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Processing Sites to Combine
Ms. Pierrette Venne
(Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, Ind. BQ): Mr. Speaker, my question is for
the Minister of Justice.
On February 21, after the financial fiasco of the gun control program, the
government unveiled its plan of action. Among the measures that will be
implemented, the Department of Justice will try to combine the processing
sites located in Montreal and Miramichi.
Instead of creating another administrative structure, which will surely be
as ineffective as the last one, what is the minister waiting for to
suspend firearms registration and take the time to overhaul the current
Hon. Martin Cauchon (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of
Canada, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the firearms registry system and the
firearms permit system reflect values that are dear to the Liberal
government. But they also reflect distinctly Canadian social values.
I am pleased to see that my colleague referred to our plan of action. The
plan will move us in the right direction and allow us to introduce some
changes based on the Auditor General's report and all her recommendations.
In terms of the different sites, we are talking about consolidating—
The Speaker: The hon. member for Burnaby—Douglas.