Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2017)
P.C. 2017-506 2017-05-12
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to subsection 117.14(1)Footnote a of the Criminal CodeFootnote b, makes the annexed Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2017).
Definition non-restricted firearm
1 In this Order, non-restricted firearm means a firearm other than a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm.
2 (1) The amnesty period set out in subsection (3) is declared under section 117.14 of the Criminal Code for an individual who, at any time during the amnesty period, is in possession of a non-restricted firearm and who holds or held a licence to possess firearms or a licence to possess and acquire firearms
(a) that expired during the period beginning on January 1, 2004 and ending on May 16, 2017; or
(b) that expires during the period beginning on May 17, 2017 and ending on December 31, 2017.
(2) The purpose of the amnesty period is to permit the individual to
(a) obtain the licence;
(b) deactivate the firearm so that it is no longer a firearm;
(c) export the firearm in accordance with all applicable legal requirements, including the legal requirements of the country to which the firearm is exported;
(d) turn in the firearm to a police officer or a firearms officer for destruction or other disposal;
(e) sell or give the firearm to a public service agency, as defined in section 1 of the Public Agents Firearms Regulations, to a business, including a museum, that holds a licence authorizing the acquisition of firearms or to an individual who holds a licence to possess and acquire firearms; or
(f) possess the firearm before doing one of the things described in paragraphs (a) to (e).
Marginal note:Amnesty period
(3) The amnesty period begins on May 17, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2017.
Marginal note:Coming into force
3 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.
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