Where hand-held lasers over 1 milliwatt are prohibited
Starting June 28, 2018, it is illegal to possess a hand-held laser over 1 milliwatt (mW) in public areas—unless it is for work, school or educational purposes—within:
- municipalities within the greater Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver regions
- a 10-kilometre radius of any airport and certified heliports
To find out where you may and may not possess a hand-held laser over 1 mW:
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