Current Issues

This Private Member’s Bill, introduced by Mr. Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford in March 2013, amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) to extend the Parole Board of Canada’s authority to approve or deny escorted temporary absences for offenders serving a minimum sentence of life imprisonment.

  • The Bill eliminates the automatic transfer of releasing authority for escorted temporary absences from the Parole Board of Canada to the Correctional Service of Canada at day parole eligibility. […]

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; […]