Quebec says it will move ahead with its own long-gun registry

Quebec should be able to move forward with a provincial long-gun registry with few legal hurdles, experts suggest, even if it no longer has access to federal long-gun registry data dating back to 1995.

Within hours of a Supreme Court of Canada decision giving the federal Conservatives the right to destroy nearly a decade’s worth of federal long-gun registry data from the province, Public Safety Minister Lise Thériault had announced her government’s firm intention to “roll up our sleeves and move forward” — with or without Ottawa’s help.

This content has been updated on March 28, 2015 at 13:51.