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C-19
First Session, Forty-first Parliament,
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-19
An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act

first reading, October 25, 2011

MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act to remove the requirement to register firearms that are neither prohibited nor restricted. It also provides for the destruction of existing records, held in the Canadian Firearms Registry and under the control of chief firearms officers, that relate to the registration of such firearms.

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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
house of commons of canada
BILL C-19
An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
SHORT TITLE
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.
R.S., c. C-46
CRIMINAL CODE
2008, c. 6, s. 4
2. (1) Subsection 91(1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
Unauthorized possession of firearm
91. (1) Subject to subsection (4), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm without being the holder of
(a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(b) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it.
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(2) Subparagraph 91(4)(b)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) obtains a licence under which the person may possess it and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it.
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(3) Subsection 91(5) of the Act is repealed.
2008, c. 6, s. 5
3. (1) Subsection 92(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
92. (1) Subject to subsection (4), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of
(a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(b) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it.
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(2) Subparagraph 92(4)(b)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) obtains a licence under which the person may possess it and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it.
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(3) Subsections 92(5) and (6) of the Act are repealed.
2008, c. 6, s. 7
4. (1) The portion of subsection 94(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
94. (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), every person commits an offence who is an occupant of a motor vehicle in which the person knows there is a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, other than a replica firearm, or any prohibited ammunition, unless
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(2) Subparagraphs 94(1)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(i) the person or any other occupant of the motor vehicle is the holder of
(A) a licence under which the person or other occupant may possess the firearm, and
(B) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, an authorization and a registration certificate for it,
(ii) the person had reasonable grounds to believe that any other occupant of the motor vehicle was the holder of
(A) a licence under which that other occupant may possess the firearm, and
(B) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, an authorization and a registration certificate for it, or
1995, c. 39, s. 139
(3) Subsection 94(5) of the Act is repealed.
2008, c. 6, s. 8(1)
5. The portion of subsection 95(1) of the English version of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
95. (1) Subject to subsection (3), every person commits an offence who, in any place, possesses a loaded prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, or an unloaded prohibited firearm or restricted firearm together with readily accessible ammunition that is capable of being discharged in the firearm, without being the holder of
1995, c. 39, s. 139
6. Paragraphs 106(1)(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(a) after destroying any prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition, or
(b) on becoming aware of the destruction of any prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition that was in the person’s possession before its destruction,
1995, c. 39, s. 139
7. Subsection 108(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Exception
(3) No person is guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(b) by reason only of possessing a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm the serial number on which has been altered, defaced or removed, if that serial number has been replaced and a registration certificate in respect of the firearm has been issued setting out a new serial number for the firearm.
1995, c. 39, s. 139
8. Subsections 117.03(1) and (2) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Seizure on failure to produce authorization
117.03 (1) Despite section 117.02, a peace officer who finds
(a) a person in possession of a firearm who fails, on demand, to produce, for inspection by the peace officer, an authorization or a licence under which the person may lawfully possess the firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it, or
(b) a person in possession of a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition who fails, on demand, to produce, for inspection by the peace officer, an authorization or a licence under which the person may lawfully possess it,
may seize the firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition unless its possession by the person in the circumstances in which it is found is authorized by any provision of this Part, or the person is under the direct and immediate supervision of another person who may lawfully possess it.
Return of seized thing on production of authorization
(2) If a person from whom any thing is seized under subsection (1) claims the thing within 14 days after the seizure and produces for inspection by the peace officer by whom it was seized, or any other peace officer having custody of it,
(a) a licence under which the person is lawfully entitled to possess it, and
(b) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, an authorization and registration certificate for it,
the thing shall without delay be returned to that person.
1995, c. 39
FIREARMS ACT
9. Subparagraph 4(a)(i) of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:
(i) licences for firearms and authorizations and registration certificates for prohibited firearms or restricted firearms, under which persons may possess firearms in circumstances that would otherwise constitute an offence under subsection 91(1), 92(1), 93(1) or 95(1) of the Criminal Code,
10. The Act is amended by adding the following before section 13:
Registration certificate
12.1 A registration certificate may only be issued for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm.
2003, c. 8, s. 17
11. Section 23 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Authorization to transfer firearms neither prohibited nor restricted
23. A person may transfer a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm if, at the time of the transfer,
(a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm; and
(b) the transferor has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.
Voluntary request to Registrar
23.1 (1) A transferor referred to in section 23 may request that the Registrar inform the transferor as to whether the transferee, at the time of the transfer, holds and is still eligible to hold the licence referred to in paragraph 23(a), and if such a request is made, the Registrar or his or her delegate, or any other person that the federal Minister may designate, shall so inform the transferor.
No record of request
(2) Despite sections 12 and 13 of the Library and Archives of Canada Act and subsections 6(1) and (3) of the Privacy Act, neither the Registrar or his or her delegate nor a designated person shall retain any record of a request made under subsection (1).
Authorization to transfer prohibited or restricted firearms
23.2 (1) A person may transfer a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm if, at the time of the transfer,
(a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;
(b) the transferor has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;
(c) the transferor informs the Registrar of the transfer;
(d) if the transferee is an individual, the transferor informs a chief firearms officer of the transfer and obtains the authorization of the chief firearms officer for the transfer;
(e) a new registration certificate for the firearm is issued in accordance with this Act; and
(f) the prescribed conditions are met.
Notice
(2) If, after being informed of a proposed transfer of a firearm, the Registrar decides to refuse to issue a registration certificate for the firearm, the Registrar shall inform a chief firearms officer of that decision.
2003, c. 8, s. 19
12. Subsection 26(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Authorization to transfer prohibited or restricted firearms to Crown, etc.
26. (1) A person may transfer a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm to Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, to a police force or to a municipality if the person informs the Registrar of the transfer and complies with the prescribed conditions.
2003, c. 8, s. 20(1)
13. The portion of section 27 of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Chief firearms officer
27. On being informed of a proposed transfer of a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm under section 23.2, a chief firearms officer shall
14. Subparagraph 33(a)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, lends the registration certificate for it to the borrower; or
15. Paragraph 34(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the transferor lends the registration certificate for it to the borrower; and
16. Subsection 36(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Temporary licence and registration certificate
36. (1) A declaration that is confirmed under paragraph 35(1)(b) has the same effect after the importation of the firearm as a licence authorizing the non-resident to possess only that firearm and, in the case of a restricted firearm, as a registration certificate for the firearm until
(a) the expiry of 60 days after the importation, in the case of a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm; or
(b) the earlier of the expiry of 60 days after the importation and the expiry of the authorization to transport, in the case of a restricted firearm.
17. Subparagraph 38(1)(a)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) produces his or her licence and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the registration certificate for the firearm and an authorization to transport the firearm; and
18. Paragraph 44(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, holds the registration certificate for the firearm;
19. Section 60 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Registration certificates and authorizations to export or import
60. The Registrar is responsible for issuing registration certificates for prohibited firearms and restricted firearms and assigning firearms identification numbers to them and for issuing authorizations to export and authorizations to import.
20. The portion of section 66 of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Term of registration certificates
66. A registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm expires when
21. Paragraph 71(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) may revoke a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm for any good and sufficient reason; and
22. Subsection 72(5) of the Act is replaced by the following:
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.
23. Paragraphs 83(1)(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(a) every licence, every registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm and every authorization that is issued or revoked by the Registrar;
(b) every application for a licence, a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm or an authorization that is refused by the Registrar;
24. Section 88 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Reporting of loss, finding, theft and destruction
88. A chief firearms officer to whom the loss, finding, theft or destruction of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm is reported shall have the Registrar informed without delay of the loss, finding, theft or destruction.
25. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 90:
Right of access — subsection 23.1(1)
90.1 For the purpose of subsection 23.1(1), the person responding to a request made under that subsection has a right of access to records kept by a chief firearms officer under section 87.
26. Section 105 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Demand to produce firearm
105. An inspector who believes on reasonable grounds that a person possesses a firearm may, by demand made to that person, require that person, within a reasonable time after the demand is made, to produce the firearm in the manner specified by the inspector for the purpose of verifying the serial number or other identifying features of the firearm and of ensuring that, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the person is the holder of the registration certificate for it.
27. Section 112 of the Act is repealed.
28. Sections 114 and 115 of the Act are replaced by the following:
Failure to deliver up revoked licence, etc.
114. Every person commits an offence who, being the holder of a licence, a registration certificate for a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm or an authorization that is revoked, does not deliver it up to a peace officer or firearms officer without delay after the revocation.
Punishment
115. Every person who commits an offence under section 113 or 114 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Destruction of information — Commissioner
29. (1) The Commissioner of Firearms shall ensure the destruction as soon as feasible of all records in the Canadian Firearms Registry related to the registration of firearms that are neither prohibited firearms nor restricted firearms and all copies of those records under the Commissioner’s control.
Destruction of information — chief firearms officers
(2) Each chief firearms officer shall ensure the destruction as soon as feasible of all records under their control related to the registration of firearms that are neither prohibited firearms nor restricted firearms and all copies of those records under their control.
Non-application
(3) Sections 12 and 13 of the Library and Archives of Canada Act and subsections 6(1) and (3) of the Privacy Act do not apply with respect to the destruction of the records and copies referred to in subsections (1) and (2).
COORDINATING AMENDMENTS
2003, c. 8
30. (1) In this section, “other Act” means An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms) and the Firearms Act, chapter 8 of the Statutes of Canada, 2003.
(2) On the first day on which both section 27 of the other Act and section 16 of this Act are in force, paragraph 35.1(1)(b) of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:
(b) the individual produces a licence authorizing him or her to acquire and possess that kind of firearm and, in the case of a restricted firearm, satisfies the customs officer that the individual holds a registration certificate for the firearm;
(3) On the first day on which both section 28 of the other Act and section 16 of this Act are in force, subsection 36(1) of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:
Temporary licence and registration certificate
36. (1) A declaration that is confirmed under paragraph 35(1)(d) has the same effect after the importation of the firearm as a licence authorizing the non-resident to possess only that firearm and, in the case of a restricted firearm, as a registration certificate for the firearm until
(a) the expiry of 60 days after the importation, in the case of a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm; or
(b) the earlier of the expiry of 60 days after the importation and the expiry of the authorization to transport, in the case of a restricted firearm.
(4) If section 29 of the other Act comes into force before section 17 of this Act, then that section 17 is replaced by the following:
17. Paragraph 38(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) holds a licence to possess that kind of firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate and an authorization to transport the firearm; and
(5) If section 17 of this Act comes into force before section 29 of the other Act, then, on the day on which that section 29 comes into force, paragraph 38(1)(a) of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:
(a) holds a licence to possess that kind of firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate and an authorization to transport the firearm; and
(6) If section 29 of the other Act comes into force on the same day as section 17 of this Act, then that section 17 is deemed to have come into force before that section 29 and subsection (5) applies as a consequence.
(7) On the first day on which both section 30 of the other Act and section 17 of this Act are in force, paragraphs 40(1)(b) and (c) of the Firearms Act are replaced by the following:
(b) the individual produces a licence authorizing him or her to possess that kind of firearm;
(c) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the individual holds an authorization to transport it and satisfies the customs officer that the individual holds a registration certificate for the firearm; and
(8) On the first day on which both section 31 of the other Act and section 17 of this Act are in force, section 41 of the Firearms Act is replaced by the following:
Temporary registration certificate
41. An authorization that is confirmed in accordance with paragraph 40(2)(e) has the same effect as a registration certificate for a restricted firearm until a registration certificate is issued for it.
COMING INTO FORCE
Order in council
31. The provisions of this Act come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
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Explanatory Notes
Criminal Code
Clause 2: (1) Existing text of subsection 91(1):
91. (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm without being the holder of
(a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(b) a registration certificate for the firearm.
(2) Relevant portion of subsection 91(4):
(4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to
...
(b) a person who comes into possession of a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition by the operation of law and who, within a reasonable period after acquiring possession of it,
...
(ii) obtains a licence under which the person may possess it and, in the case of a firearm, a registration certificate for the firearm.
(3) Existing text of subsection 91(5):
(5) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who possesses a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm and who is not the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm if the person
(a) has borrowed the firearm;
(b) is the holder of a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(c) is in possession of the firearm to hunt or trap in order to sustain the person or the person’s family.
Clause 3: (1) Existing text of subsection 92(1):
92. (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of
(a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(b) a registration certificate for the firearm.
(2) Relevant portion of subsection 92(4):
(4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to
...
(b) a person who comes into possession of a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition by the operation of law and who, within a reasonable period after acquiring possession of it,
...
(ii) obtains a licence under which the person may possess it and, in the case of a firearm, a registration certificate for the firearm.
(3) Existing text of subsections 92(5) and (6):
(5) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who possesses a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm and who is not the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm if the person
(a) has borrowed the firearm;
(b) is the holder of a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(c) is in possession of the firearm to hunt or trap in order to sustain the person or the person’s family.
(6) Where a person is charged with an offence under subsection (1), evidence that the person was convicted of an offence under subsection 112(1) of the Firearms Act is admissible at any stage of the proceedings and may be taken into consideration for the purpose of proving that the person knew that the person was not the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm to which the offence relates.
Clause 4: (1) and (2) Relevant portion of subsection 94(1):
94. (1) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), every person commits an offence who is an occupant of a motor vehicle in which the person knows there is a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, other than a replica firearm, or any prohibited ammunition, unless
(a) in the case of a firearm,
(i) the person or any other occupant of the motor vehicle is the holder of
(A) an authorization or a licence under which the person or other occupant may possess the firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, transport the prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, and
(B) a registration certificate for the firearm,
(ii) the person had reasonable grounds to believe that any other occupant of the motor vehicle was the holder of
(A) an authorization or a licence under which that other occupant may possess the firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, transport the prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, and
(B) a registration certificate for the firearm, or
(3) Existing text of subsection 94(5):
(5) Subsection (1) does not apply to an occupant of a motor vehicle where the occupant or any other occupant of the motor vehicle is a person who possesses a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm and who is not the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm if the person
(a) has borrowed the firearm;
(b) is the holder of a licence under which the person may possess it; and
(c) is in possession of the firearm to hunt or trap in order to sustain the person or the person’s family.
Clause 5: Relevant portion of subsection 95(1):
95. (1) Subject to subsection (3), every person commits an offence who, in any place, possesses a loaded prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, or an unloaded prohibited firearm or restricted firearm together with readily accessible ammunition that is capable of being discharged in the firearm, unless the person is the holder of
Clause 6: Existing text of subsection 106(1):
106. (1) Every person commits an offence who
(a) after destroying any firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition, or
(b) on becoming aware of the destruction of any firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition that was in the person’s possession before its destruction,
does not with reasonable despatch report the destruction to a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer.
Clause 7: Existing text of subsection 108(3):
(3) No person is guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(b) by reason only of possessing a firearm the serial number on which has been altered, defaced or removed, where that serial number has been replaced and a registration certificate in respect of the firearm has been issued setting out a new serial number for the firearm.
Clause 8: Existing text of subsections 117.03(1) and (2):
117.03 (1) Notwithstanding section 117.02, a peace officer who finds
(a) a person in possession of a firearm who fails, on demand, to produce, for inspection by the peace officer, an authorization or a licence under which the person may lawfully possess the firearm and a registration certificate for the firearm, or
(b) a person in possession of a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition who fails, on demand, to produce, for inspection by the peace officer, an authorization or a licence under which the person may lawfully possess it,
may seize the firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition unless its possession by the person in the circumstances in which it is found is authorized by any provision of this Part, or the person is under the direct and immediate supervision of another person who may lawfully possess it.
(2) Where a person from whom any thing is seized pursuant to subsection (1) claims the thing within fourteen days after the seizure and produces for inspection by the peace officer by whom it was seized, or any other peace officer having custody of it,
(a) an authorization or a licence under which the person is lawfully entitled to possess it, and
(b) in the case of a firearm, a registration certificate for the firearm,
the thing shall forthwith be returned to that person.
Firearms Act
Clause 9: Relevant portion of section 4:
4. The purpose of this Act is
(a) to provide, notably by sections 5 to 16 and 54 to 73, for the issuance of
(i) licences, registration certificates and authorizations under which persons may possess firearms in circumstances that would otherwise constitute an offence under subsection 91(1), 92(1), 93(1) or 95(1) of the Criminal Code,
Clause 10: New.
Clause 11: Existing text of section 23:
23. (1) A person may transfer a firearm if, at the time of the transfer,
(a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;
(b) the person has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm;
(c) the person informs the Registrar of the transfer;
(d) if the person is an individual and the firearm is a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, the individual informs a chief firearms officer of the transfer and obtains the authorization of the chief firearms officer for the transfer;
(e) a new registration certificate for the firearm is issued in accordance with this Act; and
(f) the prescribed conditions are complied with.
(2) If, after being informed of a proposed transfer of a firearm, the Registrar decides to refuse to issue a registration certificate for the firearm, the Registrar shall inform a chief firearms officer of that decision.
Clause 12: Existing text of subsection 26(1):
26. (1) A person may transfer a firearm to Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, to a police force or to a municipality if the person informs the Registrar of the transfer and complies with the prescribed conditions.
Clause 13: Relevant portion of section 27:
27. On being informed of a proposed transfer of a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm under section 23, a chief firearms officer shall
Clause 14: Relevant portion of section 33:
33. Subject to section 34, a person may lend a firearm only if
(a) the person
...
(ii) lends the borrower the registration certificate for the firearm, except in the case of a borrower who uses the firearm to hunt or trap in order to sustain himself or herself or his or her family; or
Clause 15: Relevant portion of section 34:
34. A person may lend a firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition or prohibited ammunition to Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, to a police force or to a municipality if
(a) in the case of a firearm, the transferor lends the borrower the registration certificate for the firearm; and
Clause 16: Existing text of subsection 36(1):
36. (1) A declaration that is confirmed under paragraph 35(1)(b) has the same effect after the importation of the firearm as a licence authorizing the non-resident to possess only that firearm and as a registration certificate for the firearm until the expiration of sixty days after the importation or, in the case of a restricted firearm, until the earlier of
(a) the expiration of those sixty days, and
(b) the expiration of the authorization to transport.
Clause 17: Relevant portion of subsection 38(1):
38. (1) An individual who holds a licence may export a firearm if, at the time of the exportation,
(a) the individual
...
(ii) produces his or her licence and the registration certificate for the firearm and, in the case of a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, an authorization to transport the firearm; and
Clause 18: Relevant portion of section 44:
44. An authorization to export goods described in section 43 may be issued to a business only if the business that applies for such an authorization
(a) in the case of a firearm, holds the registration certificate for the firearm;
Clause 19: Existing text of section 60:
60. The Registrar is responsible for issuing registration certificates for firearms and assigning firearms identification numbers to them and for issuing authorizations to export and authorizations to import.
Clause 20: Relevant portion of section 66:
66. A registration certificate for a firearm expires where
Clause 21: Relevant portion of subsection 71(1):
71. (1) The Registrar
(a) may revoke a registration certificate for any good and sufficient reason; and
Clause 22: Existing text of subsection 72(5):
(5) A notice given under subsection (1) in respect of a registration certificate 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 and section 112 of this Act do not apply to the applicant or holder.
Clause 23: Relevant portion of subsection 83(1):
83. (1) The Registrar shall establish and maintain a registry, to be known as the Canadian Firearms Registry, in which shall be kept a record of
(a) every licence, registration certificate and authorization that is issued or revoked by the Registrar;
(b) every application for a licence, registration certificate or authorization that is refused by the Registrar;
Clause 24: Existing text of section 88:
88. A chief firearms officer to whom the loss, finding, theft or destruction of a firearm is reported shall have the Registrar informed without delay of the loss, finding, theft or destruction.
Clause 25: New.
Clause 26: Existing text of section 105:
105. An inspector who believes on reasonable grounds that a person possesses a firearm may, by demand made to that person, require that person, within a reasonable time after the demand is made, to produce the firearm in the manner specified by the inspector for the purpose of verifying the serial number or other identifying features of the firearm and of ensuring that the person is the holder of the registration certificate for the firearm.
Clause 27: Existing text of section 112:
112. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), every person commits an offence who, not having previously committed an offence under this subsection or subsection 91(1) or 92(1) of the Criminal Code, possesses a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm without being the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) a person who possesses a firearm while the person is under the direct and immediate supervision of a person who may lawfully possess it, for the purpose of using it in a manner in which the supervising person may lawfully use it;
(b) a person who comes into possession of a firearm by operation of law and who, within a reasonable period after acquiring possession of it, lawfully disposes of it or obtains a registration certificate for it; or
(c) a person who possesses a firearm and who is not the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm if the person
(i) has borrowed the firearm,
(ii) is the holder of a licence under which the person may possess it, and
(iii) is in possession of the firearm to hunt or trap in order to sustain himself or herself or his or her family.
(3) Every person who, at any particular time between the commencement day and the later of January 1, 1998 and such other date as is prescribed, possesses a firearm that, as of that particular time, is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm is deemed for the purposes of subsection (1) to be, until January 1, 2003 or such other earlier date as is prescribed, the holder of a registration certificate for the firearm.
(4) Where, in any proceedings for an offence under this section, any question arises as to whether a person is the holder of a registration certificate, the onus is on the defendant to prove that the person is the holder of the registration certificate.
Clause 28: Existing text of sections 114 and 115:
114. Every person commits an offence who, being the holder of a licence, registration certificate or authorization that is revoked, does not deliver it up to a peace officer or firearms officer without delay after the revocation.
115. Every person who commits an offence under section 112, 113 or 114 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.