This email was sent to me this morning. The government feels that a folding pocket knife that uses a thumb stud to open is now a prohibited weapon.
Here is the email with the links, I would like everyone to share this and sign the petition against this B.S.
Would you please add a news article to your homepage for the House of Commons e-petition: E-1552 Petition to the Government of Canada as the Canadian International Trade Tribunal has deemed one-hand opening knives prohibited from import and this CTV video news story.
The e-petition has been sponsored by the Member of Parliament Matt Jeneroux.
The Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives Customs Notice 18-01 has prohibited the import of one-hand opening knives. This includes a knife that requires a thumb stud on the blade to be manually pushed by the thumb to open the blade. This type of knife should not be confused with an automatic blade, sometimes called a switchblade or any other type of centrifugal opening knife.
The CITT has taken it upon itself to include one-handed opening knives of the import banned list as prohibited, although they are not a prohibited weapon and legal to own in Canada. I repeat a one-handed opening knife can be purchased legally in any store in Canada as it is not considered a prohibited weapon under Canadian law.
If you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours very truly,
Sean Evans, CPA, CGA, MBA