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Ministère de la Sécurité publique

Firearms: Rules in Québec

Rules aimed at promoting Québec public safety, whcich came into force on September 1, 2008, contain the following provisions:

  • reporting behaviour that is likely to jeopardize safety with a firearm;
  • supervision of target shooting practice where restricted or prohibited firearms are in use;
  • possession of a firearm is prohibited on certain premises of designated institutions, on school buses and on public transit, except transportation by taxi.

Designated institutions where the presence of firearms is prohibited:

  • preschools, elementary and secondary schools;
  • post-secondary colleges;
  • general and vocational colleges;
  • vocational training centres;
  • adult education centres;
  • universities;
  • childcare centres;
  • day care centres;
  • kindergartens;
  • school day care services.

Possession of a firearm is also prohibited on the premises of home day care services.

A person who contravenes the law prohibiting possession of a firearm on the premises of a designated institution, on a school bus or on public transit is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $500 to $5,000.

Provisions have been made for exclusions and exceptions to allow activities such as hunting or target practice to take place.

These new rules affect you if you are:

Dernière mise à jour : 29 août 2008