The term “variant” does not appear in the Firearms Act or the Criminal Code and yet it is used ninety-nine times in Firearms Regulations. The definition of variant, or lack of one in our laws, has wide reaching implications with respect to the classification of and reclassification of firearms.
This 190 page response from the Justice Department has most of the pages blanked out citing the excuse of Solicitor-Client privilege and Advice to the Minister.
Interesting pages include the following:
- 158 and 159
- 284 and 285
- 287 and 288
- 290 to 293
- 342 to 345