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Carrying a concealed weapon

Region: Ontario Answer # 7829

Carrying a concealed weapon (section 90) is a possession offence in Part III of the Criminal Code.

Carrying concealed weapon

  • 90(1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.


(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

  • (a)is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
  • (b)is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Other possession offences include:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying weapon while attending public meeting
  • Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of prohibited weapon, device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession at unauthorized place
  • Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle

Visit other answers in this section or view the Criminal Code for more information on firearms and other weapon offences.

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