Corrections and Conditional Release Act

An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (day parole — six months or one sixth of the sentence rule)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Serge Ménard  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of Sept. 14, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to eliminate the portion of the sentence of six months, or one sixth of the sentence, for day parole of an offender eligible for accelerated parole review.

Elsewhere

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Corrections and Conditional Release Act
Routine Proceedings

September 14th, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
See context

Bloc

Serge Ménard Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-434, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (day parole—six months or one sixth of the sentence rule).

Mr. Speaker, this bill is extremely short. It has only two clauses of less than three lines each because the objective is to obtain the unanimous consent of this House.

I am convinced that all members of this House are against the provisions of the law that allows offenders to be released after serving one sixth of their sentence. We may disagree on other measures. The different parties have a number of suggestions for dealing with white-collar crime. However, if there is one thing everyone agrees on it is this bill. In fact, we could get off to a start by unanimously adopting these provisions tomorrow.

Therefore, I intend to introduce a motion tomorrow to have this bill pass all stages as of tomorrow.

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