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:
- outline the framework and safeguards required to implement prohibition decisions in a fair and transparent manner; and
- set out the process by which special permission (or leave) to submit a complaint or grievance may be granted by the Commissioner of the CSC.
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.
Correctional Service of Canada
Phone: (613) 943-2174
For more information
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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