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

RELATED PROVISIONS

  • — 2003, c. 8, s. 49(2)

    • Transitional
      • 49 (2) The person occupying the position of Registrar of Firearms on the day on which section 82 of the Act, as enacted by subsection (1) of this Act, comes into force is deemed, as of that day, to be appointed as Registrar of Firearms under the Public Service Employment Act and continues to occupy that position until another person is appointed or deployed as the Registrar of Firearms under that Act.

  • — 2012, c. 6, s. 29, as amended by 2015, c. 36, s. 230

    • Destruction of information — Commissioner
      • 29 (1) The Commissioner of Firearms shall ensure the destruction as soon as feasible of all records in the Canadian Firearms Registry related to the registration of firearms that are neither prohibited firearms nor restricted firearms and all copies of those records under the Commissioner’s control.

      • Destruction of information — chief firearms officers

        (2) Each chief firearms officer shall ensure the destruction as soon as feasible of all records under their control related to the registration of firearms that are neither prohibited firearms nor restricted firearms and all copies of those records under their control.

      • Non-application — Library and Archives of Canada Act

        (3) Sections 12 and 13 of the Library and Archives of Canada Act do not apply with respect to the destruction of the records and copies referred to in subsections (1) and (2).

      • Non-application — Access to Information Act

        (4) The Access to Information Act, including sections 4, 30, 36, 37, 41, 42, 46, 67 and 67.1, does not apply, as of October 25, 2011, with respect to the records and copies referred to in subsections (1) and (2) or with respect to their destruction.

      • Non-application — Privacy Act

        (5) The Privacy Act, including subsections 6(1) and (3) and sections 12, 29, 34, 35, 41, 42, 45 and 68, does not apply, as of October 25, 2011, with respect to personal information, as defined in section 3 of that Act, that is contained in the records and copies referred to in subsections (1) and (2) or with respect to the disposal of that information.

      • For greater certainty

        (6) For greater certainty, any request, complaint, investigation, application, judicial review, appeal or other proceeding under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act with respect to any act or thing referred to in subsection (4) or (5) that is in existence on or after October 25, 2011 is to be determined in accordance with that subsection.

      • Non-application of other federal Acts

        (7) In the event of an inconsistency between subsection (1) or (2) and any other Act of Parliament, that subsection prevails to the extent of the inconsistency, and the destruction of the records and copies referred to in that subsection shall take place despite any requirement to retain the records or copies in that other Act.

  • — 2012, c. 6, s. 30, as amended by 2015, c. 36, s. 231

    • No liability — destruction
      • 30 (1) No administrative, civil or criminal proceedings lie against the Crown, a Crown servant, the Commissioner of Firearms or a chief firearms officer, or any person acting on behalf of or under the direction of any of them, with respect to the destruction, on or after April 5, 2012, of the records and copies referred to in subsections 29(1) and (2).

      • No liability — access to information and privacy

        (2) No administrative, civil or criminal proceedings lie against the Crown, a Crown servant, the Commissioner of Firearms, a chief firearms officer, a government institution or the head of a government institution, or any person acting on behalf of or under the direction of any of them, for any act or omission done, during the period beginning on October 25, 2011 and ending on the day on which this subsection comes into force, in purported compliance with the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act in relation to any of the records and copies referred to in subsections 29(1) and (2).

      • Definitions

        (3) In subsection (2), government institution and head have the same meanings as in section 3 of the Access to Information Act or the same meanings as in section 3 of the Privacy Act, as the case may be.

  • — 2015, c. 27, s. 37

    • Conversion of possession only licence

      37 A licence that is issued under the Firearms Act and that is held by an individual referred to in paragraph 7(4)(c) of that Act, as it read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force, authorizes the holder to acquire any firearms that they are authorized to possess under the licence and that are acquired by the holder on or after that day and before the expiration or revocation of the licence.

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