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1 January 2001

CBC News (Canada)

VANCOUVER — Canada's new gun law came into effect Monday. All gun owners who haven't applied for a licence by now face stiff penalties, including fines and jail. But as one of the country's most controversial laws, it has met resistance from several fronts, and a flood of applications in the last few weeks has created a backlog. Ottawa estimates nearly two million Canadians have applied, leaving thousands more who haven't. The government recently announced gun... (

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