by Edward L. Burlew LL.B., Firearms Law Specialist
The COVID-19 crisis has created concerns among the many PAL and RPAL holders. The RCMP/CFC stated on March 30, 2020 that the production of firearms license cards is on hold until further notice,
In respect of renewals the RCMP/CFC advised, “ the processing of firearms licence renewal applications submitted by mail is on hold until further notice
We recommend submitting your application to renew your firearms licence via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services)
Individuals can check the status of their firearms licence application via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services).”
This does not fully answer all the concerns of PAL and RPAL holders whose licenses are about to expire.
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