An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms
Parliament of Canada
June 21, 2019
58.1 (1) A chief firearms officer who issues a licence to a business must attach the following conditions to the licence:
(a) the business must record and, for the prescribed period, keep the prescribed information that relates to the business’ possession and disposal of non-restricted firearms;
(b) the business must record and — for a period of 20 years from the day on which the business transfers a non-restricted firearm, or for a longer period that may be prescribed — keep the following information in respect of the transfer:
(i) the reference number issued by the Registrar,
(ii) the day on which the reference number was issued,
(iii) the transferee’s licence number, and
(iv) the firearm’s make, model and type and, if any, its serial number.
Bill C-71 received royal assent on June 21, 2019.
Liberals propose tightening Canada’s firearms law with new record-keeping practices
March 20, 2018
The Liberal government hopes to tighten Canada’s firearms law with changes to the background check system and new mandatory record-keeping practices for vendors.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled Bill C-71 on Tuesday, which includes new provisions to "enhance" existing background checks for those seeking a firearms license.
It’s a criminal offence to knowingly sell a firearm to anyone who is not licensed by the RCMP’s firearms program. Goodale is also proposing changes to how vendors document the sale of firearms. If the bill passes, retailers would be required to maintain adequate records of all inventories and sales. The records will be owned and maintained by the retailers themselves, and will only be accessible to police if they obtain a warrant. [...] The legislation will require that these records be kept for a 20-year period.