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In Canada, the Quebec Government has filed a legal challenge to stop the deletion of the data currently kept in the national long-gun registry.

On International Women's Day, the Coalition for Gun Control in Canada and a wide range of organisations promoting women's safety continue their fight for the national long gun registry.

For 45 minutes on 6, December 1989 an enraged gunman roamed the corridors of Montreal's École Polytechnique in Canada and killed 14 women with his .22-calibre rifle.

The Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) in Canada report that they are “down but not out” after the election on 2 May resulted in victory for the Conservative government who had vowed they would to dismantle the national long gun registry if elected.

In Canada, survivors of gun violence are speaking out in defence of national gun controls ahead of the General Election, scheduled for 2 May.

On 8 March hundreds of events took place around the world to mark and celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

The 6 December is the anniversary of the Montreal massacre, when a man armed with a semi-automatic military weapon shot and killed 14 women, and injured a further 13 people at L'École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.

IANSA woman and founding member of IANSA Wendy Cukier of the Coalition for Gun Control has been nominated one of 25 ‘Transformational Canadians’

On 22 September, Members of parliament in Canada voted 153 to 151 to defeat Bill C-391 that would have ended the country's mandatory registry for rifles and shotguns.

The Coalition for Gun Control in Canada is calling on Canadians to take action to save the national Gun Registry.

An article in two parts summarising the history of gun control in Canada is now available on the Advocacy Project blog.

On 25 May, the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control spoke before a Parliamentary Committee to oppose a bill that proposes to end the requirement to register non-restricted rifles and shotguns.

59% of Canadians believe that the registration of rifles and shotguns is useful and should be maintained, according to a nationwide opinion survey.

A coalition including a survivor of the 1989 Polytechnique massacre has urged sympathetic MPs to band together to vote down a private member's bill which proposes the abolition of Canada's long-gun registry.