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

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


Kevin Sorenson  Conservative

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


Not active, as of May 30, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

May 30th, 2005 / 3:05 p.m.
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Kevin Sorenson Conservative Crowfoot, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-400, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elimination of conditional sentencing).

Mr. Speaker, I rise 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 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)