All Canadian citizens are required by law to register for conscription in the Canadian Armed Forces at such times as deemed necessary by the Minister of National Defence. Registration is not, in and of itself, conscription.
Registration is a mechanism whereby the Canadian Armed Forces are able to respond efficiently in the eventuality that the Canadian Parliament should request the activation of the conscription rolls.
In accordance with this, Minister of National Defence Bill McKnight has called upon all male Canadian citizens born between 15 December 1965 and 15 December 1972 to register for conscription. In Kingston and the Islands registrants will attend at the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre at 395 Princess St. between 0830 hrs and 1630 hrs according to the following schedule:
Persons who are unable to attend on their assigned date must arrange an alternate date (ph. 544-5000). If for any reason you have not registered by 15 December 1990 you may be charged in accordance with the Criminal Code of Canada Section 430(3), and will be liable to up to ten years in prison.
Any person applying for exemption from service in the armed forces is still required to register. Requests for exemption will be assessed by the Department of National Defence and persons with legitimate grounds for exemption should bring any relevant supporting documents with them when registering.
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