An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim restitution)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Peter Julian  NDP

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


Introduced, as of April 29, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to require courts to order that offenders make restitution to their victims in certain specified cases.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

April 29th, 2009 / 3:50 p.m.
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Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-372, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim restitution).

Mr. Speaker, I thank my seconder, the member for Hamilton Mountain, who is constantly thinking about the quality of life in Canadian communities across the country.

This bill, which I am reintroducing, an act to amend the Criminal Code, essentially concentrates on victims of crime. The bill would amend section 738(1) of the Criminal Code to ensure that judges take into consideration victims for sentencing, victims of violent acts and property crimes.

This is important. As the House knows, the NDP adopts a smart on crime strategy. We believe very clearly that the most important thing to reduce crime is to ensure crimes are not committed in the first place.

However, in this case, when crimes are committed, we believe there should be restitution to victims of crime. That is why I am reintroducing the bill in the House today.

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