Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006) (SOR/2006-95)

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Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006)

SOR/2006-95

CRIMINAL CODE

Registration 2006-05-17

Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006)

P.C. 2006-385 2006-05-17

Her 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 Code, hereby makes the annexed Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006).

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Order.

non-restricted firearm

non-restricted firearm means a firearm other than a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm. (arme à feu sans restriction)

public service agency

public service agency has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Public Agents Firearms Regulations. (agence de services publics)

Non-restricted Firearms — Individuals

  •  (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,

    • (a) is in possession of a non-restricted firearm, holds a licence to possess firearms or a licence to possess and acquire firearms but does not hold a registration certificate for the firearm; or

    • (b) is in possession of a non-restricted firearm, does not hold a registration certificate for the firearm and will have held a licence to possess firearms or a licence to possess and acquire firearms

      • (i) that expired during the period beginning on January 1, 2004 and ending on May 16, 2006, or

      • (ii) that will have expired during the period beginning on May 17, 2006 and ending on May 16, 2015.

  • (2) The purpose of the amnesty period is to permit the individual to

    • (a) in the case of an individual described in paragraph (1)(a), obtain the registration certificate;

    • (b) in the case of an individual described in paragraph (1)(b), obtain the licence and registration certificate;

    • (c) deactivate the firearm so that it is no longer a firearm;

    • (d) export the firearm in accordance with all applicable legal requirements, including the legal requirements of the country to which the firearm is exported;

    • (e) turn in the firearm to a police officer or a firearms officer for destruction or other disposal;

    • (f) sell or give the firearm to a public service agency, to a business, including a museum, that holds a licence authorizing the acquisition of firearms or to an individual who holds a possession and acquisition licence for firearms; or

    • (g) possess the firearm before doing one of the things described in paragraphs (a) to (f).

  • (3) The amnesty period begins on May 17, 2006 and ends on May 16, 2015.

  • SOR/2007-101, s. 1;
  • SOR/2008-147, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-139, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-104, s. 1;
  • SOR/2011-102, s. 1;
  • SOR/2013-96, s. 1;
  • SOR/2014-123, s. 1.

Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

 
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