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18 June 2009

Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick)

OTTAWA — The $2-billion figure often cited as the cost of the gun registry is a Saskatchewan MP's "fabrication" that took on a life of its own as Conservative MPs and the media repeated it for years, says a new study. In late 2002, a report by auditor general Sheila Fraser said the cost of the federal gun registry tallied nearly $1 billion from 1996-2006. Her figure became political ammunition in the hands of Saskatchewan backbench MP Garry Breitkreuz, an opponent... (

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