PCQ in Favor of Petition Against a Provincial Long-Gun Registry

Montréal, December 11, 2015 – Adrien Pouliot, leader of Team Adrien Pouliot – Quebec Conservative Party, said today he supports the petition in the internet against the creation of a long-gun registry by the Quebec liberal government.

« Quebec taxpayers have been squeezed like lemons since the election of the Couillard liberals and now is not the time to launch such a new public expenditure. Actually, I have serious reservations about the projected implementation cost of $15 to $20 million announced by acting Minister of Public Security Pierrre Moreau – which is way lower than the cost estimated by Minister Lise Thériault in the spring.  Who are we to believe, at a time when the Auditor General just signed off on a devastating report regarding the management of IT expenditures by the government?  Looking at the federal registry which ended up costing 1,000 times more than anticipated, the cost projection by the Minister is a pipe dream » said Mr. Pouliot.

The leader of the Quebec Conservative Party also denounced the unanimity of the MNAs supporting a provincial registry.  “Our MNAs are totally disconnected from the population.  A majority of Quebecers are against a provincial registry.  I am glad to see that Mrs. Sylvie Roy, independent MNA for Arthabaska and instigator of the petition, agrees with me that the 500,000 long-gun permit holders in Quebec should not be treated like irresponsible criminals” concluded Mr. Pouliot.

The petition is available here: https://www.assnat.qc.ca/fr/exprimez-votre-opinion/petition/Petition-5715/index.html

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