From Power and Politics Host Evan Solomon:
With the September 22 vote on the long-gun registry fast approaching, there is furious lobbying from the Conservatives to keep on side those eight Liberal and 12 New Democrat MPs who supported the bill in the past. Candice Hoeppner, the Manitoba MP who sponsored the private member's bill, has said she and her fellow Conservatives are urging the NDP MPs to not flip their vote.
CBC's Power and Politics has obtained an email exchange between Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz, an outspoken opponent of the long-gun registry, and New Democrat MP Charlie Angus. The exchange reveals not only how intense the lobbying effort is, but that Angus may be on the verge of changing his mind and
voting to kill the registry. (Ed Note: Oops! That should have read 'voting NOT to kill the registry'. Sorry, we missed that on first writing.)
The unedited email exchange is below: