Candice Hoeppner slays Liberal politicians for a living. The second term MP from Manitoba is the unlikely face of the Harper Conservatives' efforts to kill the long gun registry -- and in her own small way she has helped deal a near fatal blow to the Liberal Party of Canada. For that she was rewarded by Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he appointed her parliamentary secretary to the Public Safety Minister just after the May election. It means she's not finished with the registry yet. The government bill to scrap it is expected to be introduced soon in the Commons, fulfilling a long held Conservative promise to repeal the law if and when the party won a majority government.
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