Bill C-489, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), comes into force.

This Bill amends the Criminal Code to require a court to consider making an order prohibiting certain offenders from being within two kilometers or less of a victim’s home or any other place specified in the order; creates mandatory conditions prohibiting anyone on a conditional sentence or on probation from having contact with a victim or other person identified in the order or from going to any place specified by the judge, unless the victim consents in writing to having contact with the offender; and ensures that victim’s safety and security concerns are taken into consideration by either the Parole Board of Canada or Correctional Service Canada when making a release decision about an offender.