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Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2018) (SOR/2018-46)

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Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2018)

SOR/2018-46

CRIMINAL CODE

Registration 2018-03-20

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

 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.

Marginal note:Amnesty

  •  (1) The amnesty period set out in subsection (3) is declared under section 117.14 of the Criminal Code for a person who

    • (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.

  • Marginal note:Purpose

    (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

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

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