Canada’s first metals theft law cleared

May 09, 2012 | 05:22 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, metals theft, British Columbia law, Shirley Bond, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — British Columbia has set in motion the country’s first metals theft law after the Canadian province’s lieutenant-governor signed an order late Tuesday approving a measure passed in November.

The provincial law will become effective July 23, British Columbia’s minister of justice and attorney general Shirley Bond said in a statement.

Under the new rules, those trying to sell metals often targeted by thieves will need to present identification to the scrap purchaser, who will in turn share purchase details daily with police.....

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