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Public Safety committee  Registration alone would probably not have prevented it completely. However, it may be the reason why, unlike what happened with Marc Lépine, far fewer people were harmed by Kimveer Gill, because the police were able to respond very quickly. When we talk about prevention, we are

May 6th, 2010Committee meeting

Nathalie Provost

Public Safety committee  They are not a symbol and, in any case, if they were, I suppose that I, too, am one in a way. The Firearms Registry is a practical means that Canadian society has developed to try and prevent another slaughter of the magnitude of the one that occurred at Polytechnique. In honour

May 6th, 2010Committee meeting

Nathalie Provost

Public Safety committee  I will answer that question and Ms. Heidi Rathjen may want to add something after that. I really don't understand. Many police officers are recommending that the government bring in tougher sentences for gun crimes. However, keeping people in prison costs a great deal of money.

May 6th, 2010Committee meeting

Nathalie Provost

Public Safety committee  I must say I find it incomprehensible that, 20 years later, we are still in the process of trying to build our country once again, and are still afraid that it will come apart. When I say “build our country”, that is very broad. Personally, I see this as one system among many. It

May 6th, 2010Committee meeting

Nathalie Provost

Public Safety committee  Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. My name is Nathalie Provost, and I was born at a time when everything seemed possible. Man walked on the moon. Women could choose their own lives. I am an engineer and the mother of four children. I am happy to use my talents to serve the gov

May 6th, 2010Committee meeting

Nathalie Provost