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

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.

Sponsor

Myron Thompson  Canadian Alliance

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

Status

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

Elsewhere

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 30th, 2002 / 3:40 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-279, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would permit a person who has been 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The result would be that the accused could not be released unless the charge was withdrawn or the accused was acquitted at trial.

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