An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Gary Lunn  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Oct. 9, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 9th, 2002 / 3:15 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Gary Lunn Canadian Alliance Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-223, an act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill to amend section 745.6 of the Criminal Code. This section, the so-called faint hope clause, allows those convicted of life in prison without eligibility of parole for 25 years to use a legislated back door and apply after only 15 years. Some 82% of those applicants are successful. Murderers are walking on our streets early as a result.

My amendment would increase the period for judicial review from 15 years to 100 years. This would effectively eliminate this ill-considered and insulting law.

It is time we stopped obstructing justice and started obstructing this terrible criminal loop-hole.

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