An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code (truth in sentencing)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Maurice Vellacott  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of Dec. 3, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Corrections and Conditional Release ActRoutine Proceedings

December 3rd, 2004 / 12:10 p.m.
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Conservative

Maurice Vellacott Conservative Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-308, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code (truth in sentencing).

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill that would require truth in sentencing.Victims of crime are being abused by our justice system. Violent offenders are constantly being let out of prison early, and far too many of them are reoffending. We need truth in sentencing to restore a measure of credibility to our justice system and to give back some dignity to victims of crime.

One specific provision of the bill is that persons who reoffend after being let out of prison on conditional release will be required to serve the remainder of their original sentence as well as at least two-thirds of their new sentence.

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