An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (failure to comply with a condition)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Brian Storseth  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 12, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to create a new offence for the breach of conditions of conditional release and to require the reporting of those breaches to the appropriate authorities.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 12th, 2014 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Brian Storseth Conservative Westlock—St. Paul, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-616, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (failure to comply with a condition).

Mr. Speaker, it pleases me today to rise to introduce my private member's bill, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

The reality of our justice system is that a disproportionately small number of offenders is responsible for a disproportionately large number of offences. This act would create two important parole reforms that target these repeat and high-risk offenders. Its enactment would create a new offence for the breach of conditional release and require the reporting of those breaches to the appropriate authorities. It is critically important that an accurate record be maintained with respect to an offender's breach of conditions while on early release, so that future justice decisions may take this conduct into account.

These amendments are proposed in the belief that early release from a court sentence is a privilege to be earned and not a right to be demanded.

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