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Canada. 2008 ‘Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI).’ 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 1 July

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Record Keeping

As set out in Canada's Firearms Records Regulations, individual licensing information recorded in the Canadian Firearms Information System must be kept for a minimum of ten years after the last administrative action has been taken on the information in the record. Records of individual's safety training requirements cannot be destroyed until after the death of the person to whom they relate. Similarly, records of an individual's firearm prohibitions cannot be destroyed until after the death of the person to whom they relate unless, on the expiry of the prohibition order, the person passes the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Firearms registration information must be kept indefinitely.

The Canadian Firearms Registry contains information on licenses, authorizations, registration certificates, prohibition orders and other information collected under the authority of the Firearms Act.1 Once amendments to Canada's Public Agents Firearms Regulations come into force on October 31, 2008, firearms possessed by governments and police agencies, with the exception of those held by the Canadian Forces, will be recorded in the Canadian Firearms Registry.

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