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Canada. 2015 ‘Carrying Weapon.’ Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46 (Act current to 30 August 2015); Part III (Sections 89, 90), pp. 121-122. Ottawa ON: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 23 July

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Part III. Firearms and Other Weapons

Carrying weapon while attending public meeting

89. (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition while the person is attending or is on the way to attend a public meeting.

Punishment

(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Carrying concealed weapon

90. (1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.

Punishment

(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

['Summary conviction' means under Article 787 of the Criminal Code that the person is liable to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both]

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