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body armor - Canada regulations?

hi – any one know if Canada has restrictions on bringing body armor into the country?

by teru kuwayama at 2013-08-12 15:50:48 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Each province has their own law.
For example.
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=B04P8.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779749232Uf

If you are a foreign national you may qualify for a short term permit, depending on the province you enter.
http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/securityindustry/shareddocs/spd0604-body-armour-permit-exemption.pdf

by Doug Nicholson | 13 Aug 2013 00:08 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
Depends on the province. I believe BC and Alberta regulate body armour. PM or email me, I can find out for certain for you. I have had no problem bringing it into Quebec and Ontario.

by Liam Maloney | 13 Aug 2013 04:08 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
Teru the war is over by almost 250 years now. ;)

Btw I have a brand new body armour and helmut, both level 3a for sale. Never had a chance to wear it so it is a good deal for the one who need…

by Yves Choquette | 13 Aug 2013 10:08 (ed. Aug 13 2013) | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
hi – thanks all -

@Doug, as per the application – sounds like BC requires a permit to be issued in advance. no clue how long that takes, but might be too tight on time for me. thanks much.

@Liam, will contact you. I’m going into BC/YVR.

@Yves – you’d be surprised. when I first reached Kabul, about 12 years ago, the journalists there all told me the war was over, and that I’d “totally missed the story”.

Will pass your body armor info on to anyone I know who needs 3A. my crew already has half a dozen kits floating around, and we work in the land of long mountain hikes and high velocity rifle rounds – so we generally only use level 4 stand alone.

by teru kuwayama | 13 Aug 2013 13:08 | Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
@Yves: Can you post some details about your gear.

by PJ Heller | 13 Aug 2013 22:08 | Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States | | Report spam→
@Teru, Ok thank.

PJ I don't want to troll too much Teru's post so send me email at yvescyveschoquette.com if you have specific question otherwise what can I say, brand new, never use yet, large (I’m 6’1"). The vest is home made here in Montreal…

by Yves Choquette | 13 Aug 2013 23:08 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
Yves, I have my own kit so I am not interested, but if you want to sell your gear, you might want to be as specific as possible once and for all.
Brand/model? size? OK, it is 3A… but can level plates 3 be added? If so, vest/plate carrier size is an indication of the size of plates than can go inside and not of fitting. Helmet mdel/brand/size? To fit 60-62cm heads or?…
That should save you and your prospective buyers time, and help you move it out faster.

by Olivier Boulot | 14 Aug 2013 09:08 (ed. Aug 14 2013) | Paris, France | | Report spam→

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teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
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New York , United States
Doug Nicholson, Photographer Doug Nicholson
Photographer
Toronto , Canada
Liam Maloney, Photojournalist Liam Maloney
Photojournalist
Beirut , Lebanon
Yves Choquette, Photojournalist Yves Choquette
Photojournalist
Montreal , Canada
PJ Heller, Freelance Photojournalist PJ Heller
Freelance Photojournalist
(Freelance Photojournalist)
Christchurch , New Zealand
Olivier Boulot, Photog Olivier Boulot
Photog
Paris , France ( CDG )


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