Criminal Code

Version of section 98 from 2003-01-01 to 2008-04-30:

Marginal note:Transitional — licences
  •  (1) Every person who, immediately before the coming into force of any of subsections 91(1), 92(1), 93(1), 94(1) and 95(1), possessed a firearm without a firearms acquisition certificate because

    • (a) the person possessed the firearm before January 1, 1979, or

    • (b) the firearms acquisition certificate under which the person had acquired the firearm had expired,

    shall be deemed for the purposes of that subsection to be, until January 1, 2001 or such other earlier date as is prescribed, the holder of a licence under which the person may possess the firearm.

  • Marginal note:Transitional — licences

    (2) Every person who, immediately before the coming into force of any of subsections 91(1), 92(1), 93(1), 94(1) and 95(1), possessed a firearm and was the holder of a firearms acquisition certificate shall be deemed for the purposes of that subsection to be, until January 1, 2001 or such other earlier date as is prescribed, the holder of a licence under which the person may possess the firearm.

  • Marginal note:Transitional — registration certificates

    (3) Every person who, at any particular time between the coming into force of subsection 91(1), 92(1) or 94(1) and the later of January 1, 1998 and such other date as is prescribed, possesses a firearm that, as of that particular time, is not a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm shall be deemed for the purposes of that subsection to be, until January 1, 2003 or such other earlier date as is prescribed, the holder of a registration certificate for that firearm.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 98;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 13;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 11;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139.
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