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26 January 2002

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — The federal government is handing over the administration and operation of its costly gun licensing and registration system to the private sector, documents show. A spokeswoman for the Public Works Department confirmed yesterday federal officials are now evaluating bids for a 15-year contract to take over processing applications for firearms licensing and registration, telephone call centres and the information-technology systems involved in the program. I... (

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