An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Myron Thompson  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of May 17, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to give a peace officer the power to arrest without a warrant a person who is in breach of a probation order binding the person or a condition of the person’s parole.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

May 17th, 2006 / 3:25 p.m.
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Conservative

Myron Thompson Conservative Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this bill which was introduced in the last Parliament and which had broad support. It would provide peace officers and police the power to arrest without warrant a person who is in breach of a probation order or binding a person who has breached their condition of parole.

Many times the police notice people who are breaking the law, their probation and parole, but are unable to make an arrest. This would enable them to do so to better protect the public. The police have requested this for a long time and I am happy to table the bill.

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