Amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (post-suspension review timeframe)

Enabling Act(s)

Corrections and Conditional Release Act


Amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR)are required to address the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in John Howard Society of Canada v. Her Majesty the Queen. The Court ruled that subsection 163(3) of the CCRRviolates s. 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a way not saved by section 1 of the Charter. The Court found that the appropriate remedy was to read language into subsection 163(3) of the CCRR.

Amendments tothe CCRR will ensure consistent application of the decision and provide clarity surrounding the post-suspension review timeframe.  

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed changes will impact the review timeframes after a suspension of an offender’s parole or statutory release.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This proposal is not related to any work plan or commitment under a formal regulatory cooperation forum.


Consultations are being undertaken within the Parole Board of Canada and with Correctional Service of Canada. Opportunities for consultation with stakeholder groups will include pre-publishing in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Further information


Contact information

Monica Irfan
Manager, Policy and Legislative Initiatives Section
Parole Board of Canada
(613) 954-7482

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2021.

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