An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Myron Thompson  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of June 12, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 12th, 2001 / 10:15 a.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-387, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce the following private member's bill, an act to amend the criminal code, bail for those charged with violent offences.

The bill would prevent a person accused of sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault or criminal harassment, who has been identified by the victim or by a witness to the offence, from being released on bail. The result would be that the accused would not be released unless the charge was withdrawn or the accused was acquitted at the trial. This would be in the interest of victims.

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