An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elimination of conditional sentencing)

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.


Kevin Sorenson  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Dec. 4, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 4th, 2002 / 3:55 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Kevin Sorenson Canadian Alliance Crowfoot, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-322, an act to amend the Criminal Code (elimination of conditional sentencing).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reintroduce my private member's bill which, if enacted, would repeal sections 742 to 742.7 of the Criminal Code. These sections allow the courts to impose conditional sentences which are to be served in the community in respect of convictions for offences for which a minimum term of imprisonment is not prescribed.

Since the introduction of conditional sentences by the current government, numerous violent criminals, including rapists, have served no jail time for their heinous crimes.

If the guiding principle of our justice system is the protection of society, then all violent criminals should spend an appropriate period of time behind bars.

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