Head of federal gun program sent away ahead of vote on registry

Police association says timing of French language training is suspicious

RCMP Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak has been sent to French language training one month before parliament will debate a Conservative bill to scrap the long-gun registry. Cheliak, whose responsibility includes enforcing the Firearms Act, has united police associations across Canada in favour of keeping the firearms registry. Top-level police, including the president of the Canadian Police Association, Charles Momy, are questioning the timing of the decision. They say that Cheliak was moved as a warning to other police to keep quiet about the issue during September’s debate.

CBC News

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