Bill C-47 will require importers, stores, and individuals to keep records and electronic information for a period of six years to determine if they have complied with the Act;
Bill C-47 will enforce stiff fines and penalties to importers, stores, and individuals that are found to not be in compliance with the Act;
Bill C-47 will allow the Governor in Council to add further supplies, accessories, and other import or export goods under the classification of goods and technology, to be called a Brokering Control List, to the Export Control List or Import Control List;
Bill C-47 will place liability of the information stored by the importer, store, and individual with the importer, store, and individual should the information be obtained in any way by an outside party.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Not sign onto the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, and, vote down and not allow Bill C-47 to pass into law; or
2. Amend Bill C-47 to not include any of the sections and subsections for importers, stores, and individuals to keep any records of any imported or exported firearms or any article that falls into the brokering control list, and, amend Bill C-47 to not include the penalty for not keeping adequate records, “of a fine not exceeding $250,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both”.
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