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Canada. 2006 ‘Identification of Surplus.’ 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. 7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 21 June
Identification of Surplus
Public agencies are responsible for managing their protected firearms stocks. Clear requirements for the disposal of surplus firearms will be established when the amended Public Agents Firearms Regulations enter into force
The Royal Canadian Mounted Poilice (RCMP) currently destroys all surplus firearms as a matter of policy. As part of a recent Small Arms Replacement Program, the RCMP destroyed more than 20,000 surplus revolvers in the manner specified by the Public Agents Firearms Regulations
The Department of National Defence reviews its weapons requirements on a continuing basis and disposes of any surpluses in an appropriate manner.