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Bill C-238

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First Session, Forty-third Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-238
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms)
FIRST READING, February 27, 2020
Mr. Saroya
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to provide that a person who is charged with an offence in respect of the possession of a firearm that is alleged to have been unlawfully imported into Canada is required to demonstrate that their pre-trial detention is not justified. It also increases the mandatory minimum penalty for the possession of such weapons.
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1st Session, 43rd Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-238
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-46

Criminal Code

1(1)The portion of subsection 96(2) of the Criminal Code before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
(2)Subject to subsection (2.‍1), every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
(2)Section 96 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):
Punishment — offence under subsection 103(1)
(2.‍1)Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) when the object in question was obtained by the commission of an offence under subsection 103(1) is, if prosecuted by indictment, liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of
(a)in the case of a first offence, three years; and
(b)in the case of a second or subsequent offence, five years.
2Paragraph 515(6)‍(a) of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (vi):
(vi.‍1)that is an offence under subsection 96(1) and that involves an object that is alleged to have been obtained by the commission of an offence under subsection 103(1),
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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