An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (minimum sentence)

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

Rob Merrifield  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of June 8, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment amends the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to impose a minimum prison sentence of two years for a first offence and five years for a second or subsequent offence in cases where a person is convicted of trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, importing, exporting, possession for the purpose of exporting or producing a substance included in Schedule I.

This enactment also adds trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking, in or near a private dwelling usually frequented by persons under the age of eighteen years, to the list of aggravating factors that a judge must take into consideration when sentencing for these offences.

Elsewhere

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Controlled Drugs and Substances ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

Rob Merrifield Conservative Yellowhead, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-320, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (minimum sentence).

Mr. Speaker, this piece of legislation deals with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The reason for it is as a result of violations being taken lightly in our courts. It would add minimum sentences to serious violations of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. This is something that will protect Canadians. It is something that I encourage every member of this House to consider as it comes forward.

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