I noticed that there appears to be an interesting loop hole in the firearm length laws that allows a 23 inch long lever action to be non-restricted and available here in Canada-land.
Primarily because it has not been modified in length by its owner, instead by the manufacture. As all Canada laws in regards to length relate to the firearm being "modified, folded or telescoped", non of this occurs from a manufactured pistol grip shotgun with a 12.5 inch barrel.
So I raise the question, Why not bug Dominion to release a Factory pistol grip pump action with a 12.5 inch barrel? And why not get you hands on some of those 23 inch long lever action rifles?! Then give them away for FREE!!! ...ok never mind the free bit, but the rest would be awesome!!!