Despite a vote in Parliament to destroy the gun registry data, a Supreme Court ruling that it could be destroyed and assurances from politicians and top bureaucrats that the data was all destroyed, it turns out there are two copies left of the Quebec portion of the registry.
Watch as I explain why this should concern all Canadians, regardless of where you sit on the gun registry issue.
Parliament passed a law, expressing its will and then either the Mounties, a cabinet minister or bureaucrats - or maybe all of them, didn’t follow through on Parliament’s wishes. This is contempt of Parliament.
The hard drive the Mounties have cannot be justified by the court case with the information commissioner, a court case that has no merit in a common law, Westminster Parliamentary system to begin with.
So they need to be called to account, Deputy Commissioner Henschel needs to be called to testify before Parliament and explain what happened.