Canadian Aviation Regulations
601.19 (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.
Montréal region Toronto region Vancouver region Boucherville Brampton Burnaby Côte-Saint-Luc Halton Hills Coquitlam Dollard-des-Ormeaux Markham Delta Dorval Mississauga New Westminster Hampstead Toronto North Vancouver (City) Laval Vaughan Port Coquitlam Longueuil Richmond Montréal Vancouver 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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