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Firearms Act

Version of section 72 from 2012-04-05 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Notice of refusal to issue or revocation

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (1.1), if a chief firearms officer decides to refuse to issue or to revoke a licence or authorization to transport or the Registrar decides to refuse to issue or to revoke a registration certificate, authorization to export or authorization to import, the chief firearms officer or Registrar shall give notice of the decision in the prescribed form to the applicant for or holder of the licence, registration certificate or authorization.

  • Marginal note:When notice not required

    (1.1) Notice under subsection (1) need not be given in any of the following circumstances:

    • (a) if the holder has requested that the licence, registration certificate or authorization be revoked; or

    • (b) if the revocation is incidental to the issuance of a new licence, registration certificate or authorization.

  • Marginal note:Material to accompany notice

    (2) A notice given under subsection (1) 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

    (3) A chief firearms officer or the Registrar need not disclose any information the disclosure of which could, in the opinion of the chief firearms officer or the Registrar, endanger the safety of any person.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of firearms

    (4) A notice given under subsection (1) in respect of a licence must specify a reasonable period during which the applicant for or holder of the licence may deliver to a peace officer or a firearms officer or a chief firearms officer or otherwise lawfully dispose of any firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition that the applicant for or holder of the licence possesses and during which sections 91, 92 and 94 of the Criminal Code do not apply to the applicant or holder.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of firearms — registration certificate

    (5) A notice given under subsection (1) in respect of a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm must specify a reasonable period during which the applicant for or holder of the registration certificate may deliver to a peace officer or a firearms officer or a chief firearms officer or otherwise lawfully dispose of the firearm to which the registration certificate relates and during which sections 91, 92 and 94 of the Criminal Code do not apply to the applicant or holder.

  • Marginal note:Reference

    (6) If the applicant for or holder of the licence or registration certificate refers the refusal to issue it or revocation of it to a provincial court judge under section 74, the reasonable period of time does not begin until after the reference is finally disposed of.

  • 1995, c. 39, s. 72
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 45
  • 2012, c. 6, s. 22
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