My Possession & Aquisition certificate was up this year. Given that the documentation said that it may take 3 weeks or more for the renewal, I sent that puppy in 6 weeks ahead of the expiration.
Turns out it took 12 weeks (and 3 phonecalls by me) to finally get the new certificate... nothing was wrong, apparently this is normal. I ended up having to get transfered to the provincial firearms officer to get them to move on it.
I don't expect much from our government, but that is downright rediculous!
Just a little warning for other gun owners, better not make any plans once you get around your renewal date, just keep everything locked up for a while...
Or tax dollars hard at work I guess.