Mr. Speaker, the premise of the hon. member's question is faulty.
To give an example, he referred to New Brunswick's government being against the registry. That is not so at all. Frank McKenna was speaking for himself when he expressed a difference of view about one aspect of it but many senior members of that government are strongly in support of the registration of firearms.
This government has every confidence first of all that the registration system, responding to what police have been asking for in this country for many years, will help make this a safer place. Surely my friends want to stand with the police.
We have every confidence that when the registry is in place provincial governments will discharge their constitutional responsibilities and administer the law.