|These comments are direct quotations from the Hansard
Introducing New Regulations
Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the
government keeps talking about the benefits of its bungled gun registry,
which it now says will not be complete until 2008 at a cost by its own
figures of $1.4 billion, 2,000% more than the Liberals said it would cost.
They are so confident of the benefits that they keep the cost benefit
analysis locked away as a cabinet secret.
When will the government just do the right thing and cancel the program,
which a leading technology magazine has said is armed robbery?
Hon. Anne McLellan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, first of all, in
response to the hon. member's allegation that the gun program is not
complete, in fact what we do, as members would expect us to do, is review
the efficiency and effectiveness of the program. We are introducing new
regulations. We will continue to review this program, and as new
regulations are needed, they will be introduced and implemented. I should
think that is what Canadians would expect us to do.