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 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

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

Sponsor

Daryl Kramp  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 2, 2009
(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

March 2nd, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
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Conservative

Daryl Kramp Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-332, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (review of parole ineligibility) and to amend other Acts in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, the bill would amend the Criminal Code to repeal section 745.6 of the 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 parole ineligibility.

The bill also makes related amendments to the Criminal Code and amends certain other acts in consequence.

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