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Canada. 2011 ‘Term of Licences.’ Firearms Act S.C 1995 c.39 (Act Current to 5 May 2011); Section 64. Ottawa: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 5 May

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Term of Licences

64. (1) A licence that is issued to an individual who is eighteen years old or older expires on the earlier of:
(a) five years after the birthday of the holder next following the day on which it is issued, and
(b) the expiration of the period for which it is expressed to be issued.

Extension of term

(1.1) Despite subsection (1), a chief firearms officer1 may, until January 1, 2005, with respect to any licence referred to in that subsection that is issued before December 31, 2001, extend the period for which the licence is expressed to be issued by an additional period of up to four years.

Minors

(2) A licence that is issued to an individual who is less than eighteen years old expires on the earlier of:
(a) the day on which the holder attains the age of eighteen years, and
(b) the expiration of the period for which it is expressed to be issued.

Businesses

(3) A licence that is issued to a business other than a business referred to in subsection (4) expires on the earlier of:
(a) three years after the day on which it is issued, and
(b) the expiration of the period for which it is expressed to be issued.

Businesses that sell only ammunition

(4) A licence that is issued to a business that sells ammunition but is not authorized to possess firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices or prohibited ammunition expires on the earlier of:
(a) five years after the day on which it is issued, and
(b) the expiration of the period for which it is expressed to be issued.

(5) and (6) [Not in force]

Notice to holder

(7) The chief firearms officer shall give notice of every extension under this section to the holder of the licence.

ID: Q4846

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