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Constitutional lawyers back Legault court application on C-59

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

Constitutional experts are backing federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault after she filed an application with the Superior Court of Ontario recently as budget Bill C-59 was receiving royal assent.

Legault alleges the RCMP destroyed firearms registry records in 2012 with the full knowledge that the records were the subject of an access to information request, activity which normally would have resulted in criminal charges against the police. But the government retroactively changed the law with the budget bill to exempt long-gun registry records from such requests,...