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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 601.19 from 2020-06-10 to 2022-09-22:

  •  (1) No person shall have in their possession a hand-held laser with a power output rating greater than 1 milliwatt (mW)

    • (a) in the municipalities of the Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver regions listed in the table to this subsection; or

    • (b) within a 10-km radius of the geometric centre of an airport or heliport.

    TABLE

    Montréal regionToronto regionVancouver region
    BouchervilleBramptonBurnaby
    Côte-Saint-LucHalton HillsCoquitlam
    Dollard-des-OrmeauxMarkhamDelta
    DorvalMississaugaNew Westminster
    HampsteadTorontoNorth Vancouver (City)
    LavalVaughanPort Coquitlam
    LongueuilRichmond
    MontréalVancouver
    Montréal-Est
    Montréal-Ouest
    Pointe-Claire
    Rosemère
    Saint-Lambert
    Westmount
  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if

    • (a) the laser is being transported between the place where it was purchased and a dwelling-house or between dwelling-houses;

    • (b) the laser is in a dwelling-house; or

    • (c) the person is in possession of the laser for a legitimate reason, including that they

      • (i) use the laser for occupational or business purposes,

      • (ii) use the laser for educational purposes,

      • (iii) transport the laser in the course of their employment, and

      • (iv) are a member of an astronomical society.

  • SOR/2020-124, s. 2
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