An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report)

Sponsor

Majid Jowhari  Liberal

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of Oct. 23, 2017

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to require that a presentence report contain information on any mental disorder from which the offender suffers.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 19th, 2017 / 10 a.m.
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Liberal

Majid Jowhari Liberal Richmond Hill, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report).

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise today to introduce my first private member's bill as the member of Parliament for Richmond Hill. This bill would amend paragraph 721(3)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The bill would mandate that, unless otherwise specified, when a pre-sentencing report is required by a court, in addition to such information as age, maturity, character, behaviour, attitude, and willingness to make amends, information outlining any mental health disorders as well as any mental health care programs available for the accused be provided as part of their pre-sentencing report. Such information is vital for the courts to have in order to ensure that those Canadians with histories of mental illness are afforded care and compassion, and that they will receive appropriate treatment throughout the process of their rehabilitation.

I urge all members of this House to support this bill.

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