Sébastien's Law (Protecting the Public from Violent Young Offenders)

An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts

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

Sponsor

Rob Nicholson  Conservative

Status

In committee (House), as of May 3, 2010
(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 sentencing and general principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, as well as its provisions relating to judicial interim release, adult and youth sentences, publication bans, and placement in youth custody facilities. It defines the terms “violent offence” and “serious offence”, amends the definition “serious violent offence” and repeals the definition “presumptive offence”. It also requires police forces to keep records of extrajudicial measures used to deal with young persons.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 11, 2010

  • Paula Kingston, Senior Counsel, Youth Justice, Strategic Initiatives and Law Reform, Department of Justice
  • Catherine Latimer, General Counsel and Director General, Youth Justice, Strategic Initiatives and Law Reform, Department of Justice

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 13, 2010

  • Tim Croisdale, Assistant Professor, California State University, As an Individual
  • Michèle Goyette, Director, Special services and Services to Young Offenders, Centre jeunesse de Montréal - Institut universitaire, Association des centres jeunesse du Québec
  • Arlène Gaudreault, President, Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 25, 2010

  • Catherine Latimer, General Counsel and Director General, Youth Justice, Strategic Initiatives and Law Reform, Department of Justice
  • Kelly Lamrock, Minister of Social Development and Attorney General, Government of New Brunswick
  • Line Lacasse, As an Individual
  • Luc Lacasse, As an Individual

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 1, 2010

  • Peter Dudding, Executive Director, Child Welfare League of Canada
  • Yves Laperrière, Department Head, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Centres jeunesse de l'Outaouais
  • Megan Forward, Lawyer, Policy Research, African Canadian Legal Clinic
  • Lwam Ghebarehariat, Summer Law Student, African Canadian Legal Clinic
  • Nicole Dufour, Lawyer, Research and Legislation Service, Barreau du Québec
  • Dominique Trahan, Lawyer, Barreau du Québec
  • Carole Gladu, Lawyer, Barreau du Québec
  • Serge Charbonneau, Director, Regroupement des organismes de justice alternative du Québec
  • Michael Spratt, Director, Criminal Lawyers' Association
  • Jacques Dionne, Professor , Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology, Université du Québec en Outaouais, As an Individual

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 3, 2010

  • Simon Fournel-Laberge, As an Individual
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform, Canadian Bar Association
  • Scott Bergman, Section Member, National Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • William Trudell, Chair, Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers
  • Julie McAuley, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Martha Mackinnon, Executive Director, Justice for Children and Youth
  • Agnes Samler, President, Defence for Children International-Canada
  • Les Horne, Executive Director, Defence for Children International-Canada
  • Mia Dauvergne, Senior Analyst, Policing Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Craig Grimes, Chief/Advisor, Courts Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate, Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario)
  • Lee Tustin, Advocate for Children and Youth, Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario)

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 8, 2010

  • Clive Weighill, Chief of Police, Saskatoon Police Service
  • Sylvie Godin, Vice-President, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
  • Judy Smith, Director, New Brunswick Foster Families Association
  • Mel Kennah, Executive Director, Moncton Youth Residences Inc.
  • Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, As an Individual
  • Wendy Galpin, Secretary, New Brunswick Foster Families Association

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 10, 2010

  • Bernard Richard, Ombudsman and Child and Youth Advocate, New Brunswick Office of the Ombudsman
  • Kathy Vandergrift, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
  • Miguel LeBlanc, Executive Director, New Brunswick Association of Social Workers
  • Merri-Lee Hanson, Social Worker, New Brunswick Association of Social Workers
  • Cécile Toutant, Criminologist, Youth program, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 15, 2010

  • Joseph Wamback, Founder and Board Chair, Canadian Crime Victim Foundation
  • Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  • Paula Osmok, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Ontario
  • Else Marie Knudsen, Policy Analyst, John Howard Society of Ontario
  • Jonathan Rudin, Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on June 17, 2010

  • Merlin Nunn, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, As an Individual
  • Ronald MacDonald, Senior Crown Counsel and Criminal Law Policy Advisor, Policy, Planning and Research, Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Joshua Hawkes, Director of Policy, Appeals, Education and Policy Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Alberta
  • David Greening, Executive Director, Policy Development and Analysis, Department of Justice, Government of Manitoba

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on Dec. 9, 2010

  • John Giokas, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Carole Morency, Acting General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice
  • Jean-Guy Dagenais, President, Association des policières et policiers provinciaux du Québec
  • Hirsch Greenberg, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Criminal Justice Association

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on March 2, 2011

  • Juliette Nicolet, Policy Director, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
  • Anthony Doob, Professor, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, As an Individual
  • Jacques Dionne, Professor, Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology, Université du Québec en Outaouais, As an Individual

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on March 7, 2011

  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, President, Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates
  • Sylvie Godin, Vice-President, Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates
  • Heidi Illingworth, Executive Director, Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
  • Joshua Hawkes, Director of Policy, Appeals, Education and Policy Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Alberta
  • Ronald MacDonald, Senior Crown Counsel and Criminal Law Policy Advisor, Policy, Planning and Research, Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia
  • David Greening, Executive Director, Policy Development and Analysis, Department of Justice, Government of Manitoba

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on March 9, 2011

  • Elizabeth White, Executive Director, St. Leonard's Society of Canada
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform, Canadian Bar Association
  • Richard Stroppel, Member, National Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Nicholas Bala, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, As an Individual
  • Julie McAuley, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Craig Grimes, Chief and Advisor, Courts Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Mia Dauvergne, Senior Analyst, Policing Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Rebecca Kong, Chief, Correctional Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on March 21, 2011

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on March 23, 2011

  • Susan Reid, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director, Centre for Research on Youth at Risk, St. Thomas University, As an Individual
  • Joseph Wamback, Co-founder and Chair, Canadian Crime Victim Foundation
  • Gordon Penner, As an Individual
  • Marvin Bernstein, Chief Advisor, Advocacy, UNICEF Canada
  • Bruno Serre, Board Member and Group Leader of family meetings, Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared
  • Manjit Virk, As an Individual
  • Suman Virk, As an Individual