Savings from scrapped long gun registry unclear
The Conservative government that championed the end the "wasteful and ineffective" long gun registry, can't say exactly how much getting rid of it will save.
The RCMP suggests the registry's repeal will save $1.5-$4 million a year. That estimate is based on numbers from a 2008 report.
The registry cost $7.7 million to operate in 2010-11, the last full year for which information is available.
The Tories have claimed for years that the gun registry costs billions of dollars.
But The Canadian Press has found more than 80% of the Canada Firearms Centre's budget went to licensing, which still exists now that the registry has been closed in every province but Quebec.
(files from the Canadian Press)