An Act to amend the Firearms Act (transfer)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.


Bruce Hyer  Independent

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Firearms Act to oblige the transferor to request the Registrar to inform him or her as to whether the transferee holds a licence at the time of the transfer of a firearm.


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Firearms Act
Routine Proceedings

June 20th, 2012 / 3:20 p.m.
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Bruce Hyer Thunder Bay—Superior North, ON


seconded by the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-440, An Act to amend the Firearms Act (transfer).

He said: Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce a straightforward act to amend the Firearms Act today. This bill would close the loophole in Canada's existing regulations to ensure that anyone selling or transferring a firearm is obligated to make sure that the buyer or recipient has a valid possession and acquisition licence, commonly called a PAL.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)