Legislative Changes

The CRCVC has been involved in work to bring about numerous recent pieces of legislation in Canada, including: Amendments to the CCRA under The Safe Streets and Communities Act including enshrining victim participation in conditional release board hearings, and keeping victims better informed about the behaviour and handling of offenders; Federal income support for parents of murdered or missing children; The elimination of the faint-hope clause; Consecutive sentences for multiple murderers; Legislation to strengthen the National Sex Offender Registry and the National DNA Data Bank by automatically including convicted sex offenders in the registry and making DNA sampling for convicted sex offenders mandatory; and the doubling of Victim Surcharge amounts and to make them mandatory for all offenders convicted of a criminal offence.