An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exception to mandatory minimum sentences for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death)

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


Dead, as of Feb. 5, 2014
(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 provide for an exception to the mandatory minimum sentences for manslaughter using a firearm and criminal negligence causing death with a firearm if the sentencing court is satisfied that the victim engaged in a pattern of conduct that constituted physical, sexual or psychological abuse of the offender.


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November 8th, 2018 / 10:25 a.m.
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Bernard Généreux Conservative Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, QC

Are you telling me this conversation has to be conducted on a continuous basis rather than be of limited duration? The Senate has been studying Bill S-209 for more than a year. It would be very surprising if the changes proposed to the act were made before the next election; it's virtually impossible. The next government will therefore have to continue the exercise.

What exactly are you saying about the way the conversation should be conducted? I want to be sure I understand what you're telling me. Should it be done continuously or should it be limited in time?