Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

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Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-10-17. Previous Versions

Transitional Provisions (continued)

Licences (continued)

Marginal note:Geographical extent

 A permit or an approval of a museum that is deemed to be a licence under section 122 or 123 is valid only for the location of the business or museum for which it was issued.

Marginal note:Industrial purpose designations

  •  (1) A designation of a person is deemed to be a licence if it

    • (a) was made under subsection 90(3.1) or paragraph 95(3)(b) of the former Act; and

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Geographical extent

    (2) A designation of a person that is deemed to be a licence is valid only in the province in which it was made.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (3) A designation of a person that is deemed to be a licence expires on the earliest of

    • (a) the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be made,

    • (b) one year after the commencement day, and

    • (c) in the case of a designation of a person who holds a permit that is deemed to be a licence under section 123, the expiration of the permit.

Marginal note:Pending applications

 Every application that was pending on the commencement day for a document that would be a document referred to in any of sections 120 to 125 had it been issued before the commencement day shall be dealt with and disposed of under and in accordance with the former Act, except that

  • (a) a licence shall be issued instead of issuing a firearms acquisition certificate or a permit or making an approval or designation; and

  • (b) only a person who has authority under this Act to issue a licence may finally dispose of the application.

Registration Certificates

Marginal note:Registration certificates

  •  (1) A registration certificate is deemed to be a registration certificate issued under section 60 if it

    • (a) was

      • (i) issued under subsection 109(7) of the former Act, or

      • (ii) continued under subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, chapter 38 of the Statutes of Canada, 1968-69, or subsection 48(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, chapter 53 of the Statutes of Canada, 1976-77; and

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (2) A registration certificate that is deemed to be a registration certificate issued under section 60 expires on the earlier of

    • (a) its expiration under section 66, and

    • (b) December 31, 2002, or such other date as is prescribed.

Marginal note:Pending applications

 Every application for a registration certificate that was pending on the commencement day shall be dealt with and disposed of under and in accordance with the former Act, except that only a person who has authority under this Act to issue a registration certificate may finally dispose of the application.

Authorized Transportation of Firearms

Marginal note:Permit to carry

  •  (1) A permit authorizing a person to possess a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport if it

    • (a) was

      • (i) issued under subsection 110(1) of the former Act, or

      • (ii) continued under subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, chapter 38 of the Statutes of Canada, 1968-69, or subsection 48(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, chapter 53 of the Statutes of Canada, 1976-77;

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

    • (c) remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(1) of the former Act on the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Geographical extent

    (2) A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport is valid only in the province in which the permit was issued, unless it was endorsed pursuant to subsection 110(10) of the former Act as being valid within the provinces indicated in the permit, in which case it remains valid within those provinces.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (3) A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to carry or authorization to transport expires on the earlier of

    • (a) the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be issued, and

    • (b) two years after the commencement day.

Marginal note:Temporary permit to carry

 A permit authorizing a person who does not reside in Canada to possess and carry a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to transport if it

  • (a) was issued under subsection 110(2.1) of the former Act;

  • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

  • (c) remained in force pursuant to that subsection on the commencement day.

Marginal note:Permit to transport or convey

 A permit authorizing a person to transport or to convey to a local registrar of firearms a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm is deemed to be an authorization to transport if it

  • (a) was

    • (i) issued under subsection 110(3) or (4) of the former Act, or

    • (ii) continued under subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, chapter 38 of the Statutes of Canada, 1968-69, or subsection 48(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, chapter 53 of the Statutes of Canada, 1976-77;

  • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day; and

  • (c) remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(3) or (4) of the former Act on the commencement day.

Marginal note:Expiration

 A permit that is deemed to be an authorization to transport under section 130 or 131 expires on the expiration of the period for which the permit was expressed to be issued.

Marginal note:Pending applications

 Every application that was pending on the commencement day for a document that would be a document referred to in any of sections 129 to 131 had it been issued before the commencement day shall be dealt with and disposed of under and in accordance with the former Act, except that

  • (a) an authorization to carry or authorization to transport shall be issued or a condition shall be attached to a licence instead of issuing a permit; and

  • (b) only a person who has authority under this Act to issue an authorization to carry or authorization to transport may finally dispose of the application.

Marginal note:Shooting club approvals

  •  (1) An approval of a shooting club is deemed to be an approval granted under this Act if the approval

    • (a) was granted under subparagraph 109(3)(c)(iii) or paragraph 110(2)(c) of the former Act; and

    • (b) had not been revoked before the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (2) An approval of a shooting club that is deemed to be an approval granted under this Act expires on the earlier of

    • (a) the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be granted, and

    • (b) one year after the commencement day.

Marginal note:Temporary storage permit

 Every permit authorizing a person to temporarily store a particular prohibited firearm or restricted firearm

  • (a) that was issued under subsection 110(3.1) of the former Act,

  • (b) that had not been revoked before the commencement day, and

  • (c) that remained in force pursuant to subsection 110(3.3) of the former Act on the commencement day

continues in force until the expiration of the period for which it was expressed to be issued, unless the permit is revoked by a chief firearms officer for any good and sufficient reason.

 
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