Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Superannuation and compensation

 The Commissioner shall be deemed to be a person employed in the Public Service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act and to be employed in the public service of Canada for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and any regulations made pursuant to section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.

  • 2003, c. 8, s. 48.

CANADIAN FIREARMS REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Registrar of Firearms

Marginal note:Registrar of Firearms

 An individual to be known as the Registrar of Firearms shall be appointed or deployed in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 82;
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 49.
Marginal note:Incapacity or vacancy

 In the event of the absence or incapacity of, or vacancy in the position of, the Registrar, the Commissioner may perform the duties and functions and exercise the powers of the Registrar.

  • 2003, c. 8, s. 49.

Records of the Registrar

Marginal note:Canadian Firearms Registry
  •  (1) The Registrar shall establish and maintain a registry, to be known as the Canadian Firearms Registry, in which shall be kept a record of

    • (a) every licence, every registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm and every authorization that is issued or revoked by the Registrar;

    • (b) every application for a licence, a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm or an authorization that is refused by the Registrar;

    • (c) every transfer of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 26 or 27;

    • (d) every exportation from or importation into Canada of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 42 or 50;

    • (e) every loss, finding, theft or destruction of a firearm of which the Registrar is informed under section 88; and

    • (f) such other matters as may be prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Operation

    (2) The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Canadian Firearms Registry.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 83;
  • 2012, c. 6, s. 23.
Marginal note:Destruction of records

 The Registrar may destroy records kept in the Canadian Firearms Registry at such times and in such circumstances as may be prescribed.