Tilson Votes To End Opposition Delay Tactics On Long Gun Bill

February 07, 2021
OTTAWA – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today voted with his government colleagues to bring an end to the opposition parties’ delay tactics on the much anticipated legislation to scrap the long gun registry, Bill C-19.

“It’s become pretty clear that all the opposition wants to do with the gun registry bill is delay, delay, delay,” said Mr. Tilson following today’s vote. “Ending the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry was a core part of our election platform and I’m pleased that it’s now one step closer to coming to pass.”

The House of Commons was debating the bill at Report Stage, studying the report from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights which had examined Bill C-19 after it passed 2nd Reading in the fall. Bill C-19 will now have two more full days of debate at 3rd Reading before it is finally passed by the House of Commons and moves on to the Senate.

“I have been contacted by many constituents, particularly in Dufferin County, and they just want us to get this thing done,” said Mr. Tilson. “Law abiding farmers and hunters are tired of being treated like criminals.”