OK. Don't get one then.
Or, ask for a license application that will never get approved (or depending who you get - doesn't exist).
If you called Industry Canada - why would you come on to an Internet board and get legal advice anyhow?
Second, interested to see where this is stated in the RCA? Wait, it's not.
To answer you question, because they are perfectly legal.
quoting RCA"A technical acceptance certificate (TAC) is required for digital scanner
receivers, pursuant to section 4(2) of the Radiocommunication Act and the
Radiocommunication Regulations. Before certification is granted for digital
scanners, the applicant shall show that the applicable standards have been
complied with. TACs issued for digital scanners contain a term and
condition that limits the distribution of the equipment."
but that agian, i don't understand . soo , IC says you need a ham licence or a licencee from them . for digital scanners. but like you said if it is not in the RCA and only in a circular from IC then thre really is no law or staue that prevents persons having a digital scanner without a license. lol even though if you open the back where the battery is and it says" Canada only - A radio license must be obtained prior to possesion and use of this device. made in china "
WAIT look what i found:
4. (1) No person shall, except under and in accordance with a radio authorization, install, OPERATE or POSSESs radio apparatus, other than
(a) radio apparatus exempted by or under regulations made under paragraph 6(1)(m); or
(b) radio apparatus that is capable only of the reception of broadcasting and that is not a distribution undertaking.
secondly i contacted IC after i came to the discussion board. jsut to get a well rounded answer, and laws and statues change and get amended frequently. "
taking from http://lois.justice.gc.ca/en/r-2/258836.html
can any one interpret this??