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Alberta’s Crown prosecutors to determine charges under federal Firearms Act: Shandro
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Alberta’s Crown prosecutors to determine charges under federal Firearms Act: Shandro

Alberta’s Crown prosecutors will determine whether or not to pursue charges under the federal Firearms Act starting Jan. 1, 2023. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announced the changes during a news conference Thursday morning, saying the province has the constitutional authority to handle federal criminal law charges.Anyone who obtained their firearm prior to May 2020 will not be prosecuted in Alberta, Shandro said. Anyone who had their firearm reclassified as prohibited on May 1, 2020 will also not be prosecuted, according to a news release on Thursday. Read more: Alberta passes sovereignty act, but first strips out sweeping powers to cabinet Read More Alberta passes sovereignty act, but fir...