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  • Two additional provisions of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act came into force on September 2, 2015:
    • The elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licences (PALs); and,
    • The Authorization to Transport (ATT) becoming a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities.
    For more information, see associated Questions and Answers.
  • The Government of Canada extended the following firearms regulatory compliance incentive until May 16, 2017:
    • Amnesty - Applies to individual owners of non-restricted firearms who have expired firearms licences. Provided these individuals are attempting to come back into firearms licensing compliance, this amnesty gives them the opportunity to do so without risk of prosecution.
  • The Firearms Marking Regulations are deferred until June 1, 2017. The associated announcement is available at: Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations.

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