Long-gun registry death watch: Bill C-19 expected to become law today
It’s time for the fat lady to sing. Last night, the Senate voted 50 to 27 in favour of Bill C-19 following the third and final reading. All that remains now to complete the legislative process, and bring the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act into law, is Royal Assent—the perfunctory final ceremony where the Governor General grants his blessing. (Note: GG David Johnston isn’t actually a fat lady, nor is he likely to sing. A signature will suffice.)
By all accounts, this final legislative step should take place sometime today, possibly even this morning.
As for last night’s Senate vote, click here to find out how the senators voted.
Now, anyone up for a registration card-burning party?