Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Canada. 2008 ‘Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures.’ National Report of Canada on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 4-5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 1 July
The control of firearms in Canada falls under the following legislation: the Criminal Code1 of Canada, the Firearms Act,2 the Export and Import Permits Act,3 the United Nations Act and the Defence Production Act.4
All Canadian firearms owners must be licensed. The Firearms Act and its Regulations focus largely on the administrative requirements for the lawful possession and use of firearms by individuals and businesses.