An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Status

First reading (House), as of Dec. 15, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to require a court, when imposing a sentence for certain violent offences, to consider the fact that the victim is an Aboriginal woman to be an aggravating circumstance.

Elsewhere

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