C-293 (Vexatious Complainants) - An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Description of the objective

On March 27, 2013, Bill C-293 came into force. The Government will hold offenders in federal institutions accountable and ensure that the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) can fulfill its legal obligation to provide a redress procedure which is fair, expeditious and available to all offenders without negative consequence.

The Regulations propose to:

The enabling authority is sections 91.1 and 96 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Various individuals appeared as expert witnesses before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) in March and April 2012 and before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in November and December 2012. Both committees reviewed Bill C-293. Witnesses included the Correctional Investigator of Canada, and representatives from the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), the John Howard Society of Canada (JHS) and from the Victims of Violence Canadian Centre for Missing Children.

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide their input on the proposed regulatory changes throughout the 30-day period that the proposal will appear in the Canada Gazette, Part I, during fiscal year 2018-19.

Departmental contact

Troy Demers
Portfolio Manager
Correctional Service of Canada
Strategic Policy
Phone: (613) 943-2174
Email: Troy.Demers@csc-scc.gc.ca

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