But, no problemo - the ex-PMO politburo has achieved spin control and their Contempt Party candidate has been effectively muzzled.
As the president of Quebec’s largest police union, Jean-Guy Dagenais forcefully defended Canada’s controversial long-gun registry, calling it a “must.”
On Tuesday, as he was officially presented as a star candidate for the Conservatives in the riding of Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, he was suddenly for its abolition.
“It gives police a false sense of security,” Dagenais told reporters as he stood next to Christian Paradis, Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant currently on a tour of the province.
Dagenais called the registry’s administration “shameful,” adding, “It’s a program that cost $2 billion.”
While he led the Quebec Provincial Police Association, which counts 5,400 members, he was a strong advocate for the registry’s survival even as the Conservatives were working to kill it.
“Here, the registry is a must,” Dagenais told Le Journal de Quebec in March, 2010. [...]
Dagenais’ union was strongly in favour of the registry maintenance, describing it as a highly consulted tool that helps officers do their jobs.
More about the organization that's investing thousands of dollars towards the campaigns of candidates who do NOT support the gun registry.