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Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to possess a gun (firearm) in Canada unless authorized to do so by a valid firearms  licence. In Canada a licence is your authorization to possess and register a firearm and to obtain ammunition. In order for your possession of a firearms to be legal your firearms licence must be valid for as long as you possess your firearm(s). If your firearms licence expires and you are still in possession of your firearm(s) you may be charged with a criminal offence.  If you are a Canadian citizen who is over 18 years of age the Possession and Acquisition License  (PAL)  is available to you to authorize your possession. Your PAL must be renewed every 5 years. It is required that applicants…

21 Mar 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…

Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

14 Mar 2017

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ron and Linda...

1 Mar 2017

“Our life can never be normal. We’ve lost two years of our lives.”- Ron Sterlings In 1992, a mother in Martensville, Saskatchewan alleged that a local woman (Linda Sterling) who…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

22 Feb 2017

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral…

What is Parole?

21 Feb 2017

The Canadian legal system holds that every person sentenced as an adult to a term of imprisonment is eligible for parole. The origin of parole in Canada lies in the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dennis Maher

15 Feb 2017

  Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   Dennis Maher was wrongfully convicted for rape and assault in…