An Act to amend the Criminal Code (review of parole ineligibility) and to amend other Acts in consequence

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Myron Thompson  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Sept. 18, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to repeal section 745.6 of that Act (often referred to as the “faint hope clause”), which allows a person sentenced to life imprisonment for high treason or murder to apply, after 15 years, for a reduction in the period of parole ineligibility.

The enactment also makes related amendments to the Criminal Code, and amends certain other Acts in consequence.

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Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

September 18th, 2006 / 3:35 p.m.
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Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-351, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (review of parole ineligibility) and to amend other Acts in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, once again it gives me pleasure to reintroduce a bill that was brought forward in the House in the 1990s by a former member of the Liberal Party, John Nunziata. I would like to bring the bill forward today. In the 1990s the bill passed through the House, but unfortunately died on the order paper before it became law.

This enactment would amend the Criminal Code to repeal section 745.6 of the code, often referred to as the faint hope clause, which allows a person sentenced to life imprisonment for high treason or murder to apply after 15 years for a reduction in the period of parole eligibility. This bill would eliminate that from the Criminal Code and thus bring a little more truth to sentencing.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)