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Firearms Act (S.C. 1995, c. 39)

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Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Shooting clubs and shooting ranges

  •  (1) No person shall operate a shooting club or shooting range except under an approval of the provincial minister for the province in which the premises of the shooting club or shooting range are located.

  • Marginal note:Approval

    (2) A provincial minister may approve a shooting club or shooting range for the purposes of this Act if

    • (a) the shooting club or shooting range complies with the regulations made under paragraph 117(e); and

    • (b) the premises of the shooting club or shooting range are located in that province.

  • Marginal note:Revocation

    (3) A provincial minister who approves a shooting club or shooting range for the purposes of this Act may revoke the approval for any good and sufficient reason including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, where the shooting club or shooting range contravenes a regulation made under paragraph 117(e).

  • Marginal note:Delegation

    (4) A chief firearms officer who is authorized in writing by a provincial minister may perform such duties and functions of the provincial minister under this section as are specified in the authorization.

  • Marginal note:Notice of refusal to approve or revocation

    (5) Where a provincial minister decides to refuse to approve or to revoke an approval of a shooting club or shooting range for the purposes of this Act, the provincial minister shall give notice of the decision to the shooting club or shooting range.

  • Marginal note:Material to accompany notice

    (6) A notice given under subsection (5) must include reasons for the decision disclosing the nature of the information relied on for the decision and must be accompanied by a copy of sections 74 to 81.

  • Marginal note:Non-disclosure of information

    (7) A provincial minister need not disclose any information the disclosure of which could, in the opinion of the provincial minister, endanger the safety of any person.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 29
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 22(F)
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