An Act to amend the Criminal Code (section 606)

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.


Carol Skelton  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Oct. 8, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 8th, 2003 / 3:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Carol Skelton Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-454, an act to amend the Criminal Code (section 606).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce my private member's bill which would amend certain provisions of section 606 of the Criminal Code relating to plea bargaining. It would ensure that when a plea bargain is used for a serious crime the Attorney General of Canada must approve it in writing.

My bill sends a clear message to Canadians that there will be a new level of accountability in our justice system. It also sends a message to the legal community that Canadians, while supportive of plea bargains, believe they are all too common and often favour the criminal.

I am confident all members will support it when given the opportunity.

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