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Reference re Firearms Act, [2000] 1 S.C.R. 783

Facts:

Fed gov passed new gun control leg – includes licensing system

Ratio:

The finding of a valid crim purpose does not end the inquiry – to be classified as valid crim law, the purpose must be connected to the prohibition backed by a penalty

Holding:

SCC found that the legislation fell w/in the crim power of the fed gov


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