CFUW was present at last night’s historic vote. After months of hard work, the registry was saved… for now. This victory, while we can savor it for the time being, is bitter sweet. After the vote the Prime Minister vowed to continue the campaign to end the long gun registry. This means that while we have won the battle, the war is far from over.
The contempt shown for a tool that has helped save hundreds of women’s lives cannot be tolerated. We need to work harder than ever to protect the registry and gun control in this country; we must speak out for those who are silenced by fear, intimidation and firearms.
Our Prime Minister’s promise to get rid of the gun registry underlines his lack of respect for our democratic processes. CFUW, as an organization with a founding purpose to increase the status and safety of women, cannot sit on the sidelines. We will work with our partners in civil society, in the labour movement, the Ad Hoc Coalition and with groups across the country to ensure these issues do not fade.
Thank you to CFUW members across the country for your hard work and commitment to making Canada a more equal society. You can feel proud in knowing that we stood up to a divisive, bullying government and won. Keep fighting; the issues are too important to lose.
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