An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breach of a conditional sentence order)

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


Peter MacKay  Progressive Conservative

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


Not active, as of Jan. 30, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

January 30th, 2002 / 3:20 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Progressive Conservative Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-424, an act to amend the Criminal Code (breach of a conditional sentence order).

Mr. Speaker, I thank and congratulate my colleague from Prince George--Peace River who has a longstanding interest in the issue as well.

The criminal code amendment would in essence bring greater consistency and a clear distinction to the current parameters of the usage of conditional sentences. Upon the breach of a conditional sentence which is very much an exception or a last chance afforded to an offender, the amendment would in essence result in the immediate revocation of the conditional sentence and the serving of the remainder of the sentence in custody within the parameters of the sentence that was meted out.

The adoption of the criminal code amendment would result in a more fair and equitable system of justice as well as send out an important message under our sentencing principle of general and specific deterrence.

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