Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2018)
P.C. 2018-301 2018-03-20
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 CodeFootnote b, makes the annexed Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2018).
Marginal note:Definition of firearm
1 In this Order, firearm means any of the following prohibited firearms:
(a) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Classic Green Sniper rifle;
(b) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Ver rifle;
(c) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Aestas rifle;
(d) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Autumnus rifle; and
(e) a SAN Swiss Arms Model Hiemis rifle.
(a) on the day before the day on which this Order is registered, possessed a firearm and held a licence that was issued under the Firearms Act; and
(b) during the amnesty period, continues to hold a licence while in possession of the firearm.
(2) The purpose of the amnesty period is to permit the person to do any of the following during that period:
(a) possess the firearm;
(b) deliver the firearm to a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer;
(c) sell or give the firearm to a business – including a museum – authorized to acquire and possess prohibited firearms; and
(d) transport the firearm for the purposes of paragraph (b) or (c).
Marginal note:Amnesty period
(3) The amnesty period begins on the day on which this Order is registered and ends on February 28, 2021.
Marginal note:Coming into force
3 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.
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