179 (1) When informing the Commissioner, or the Commissioner and the Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada, as the case may be, of a problem, the Correctional Investigator may make any recommendation that the Correctional Investigator considers appropriate.
Marginal note:Recommendations in relation to decision, recommendation, etc.
(2) In making recommendations in relation to a decision, recommendation, act or omission referred to in subsection 167(1), the Correctional Investigator may, without restricting the generality of subsection (1), recommend that
(a) reasons be given to explain why the decision or recommendation was made or the act or omission occurred;
(b) the decision, recommendation, act or omission be referred to the appropriate authority for further consideration;
(c) the decision or recommendation be cancelled or varied;
(d) the act or omission be rectified; or
(e) the law, practice or policy on which the decision, recommendation, act or omission was based be altered or reconsidered.
Marginal note:Recommendations not binding
(3) Neither the Commissioner nor the Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada is bound to act on any finding or recommendation made under this section.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 179;
- 2012, c. 1, s. 160.
Marginal note:Notice and report to Minister
180 If, within a reasonable time after informing the Commissioner, or the Commissioner and the Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada, as the case may be, of a problem, no action is taken that seems to the Correctional Investigator to be adequate and appropriate, the Correctional Investigator shall inform the Minister of that fact and provide the Minister with whatever information was originally provided to the Commissioner, or the Commissioner and the Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada, as the case may be.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 180;
- 2012, c. 1, s. 160.
Marginal note:Complainant to be informed of result of investigation
181 Where an investigation is in relation to a complaint, the Correctional Investigator shall, in such manner and at such time as the Correctional Investigator considers appropriate, inform the complainant of the results of the investigation, providing the complainant with only such information as can be disclosed pursuant to the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act.
182 Subject to this Part, the Correctional Investigator and every person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Correctional Investigator shall not disclose any information that comes to their knowledge in the exercise of their powers or the performance of their functions and duties under this Part.
Marginal note:Disclosure authorized
183 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Correctional Investigator may disclose or may authorize any person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Correctional Investigator to disclose information
(a) that, in the opinion of the Correctional Investigator, is necessary to
(2) The Correctional Investigator and every person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Correctional Investigator shall take every reasonable precaution to avoid the disclosure of, and shall not disclose, any information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected
(a) to disclose information obtained or prepared in the course of lawful investigations pertaining to
(i) the detection, prevention or suppression of crime,
(ii) the enforcement of any law of Canada or a province, where the investigation is ongoing, or
if the information came into existence less than twenty years before the anticipated disclosure;
(b) to be injurious to the conduct of any lawful investigation;
(c) in respect of any individual under sentence for an offence against any Act of Parliament, to
(e) to disclose confidences of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada referred to in section 196.
Marginal note:Definition of “investigation”
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), investigation means an investigation that
Marginal note:Letters to be unopened
184 Notwithstanding any provision in any Act or regulation, where
(a) a letter written by an offender is addressed to the Correctional Investigator, or
(b) a letter written by the Correctional Investigator is addressed to an offender,
the letter shall immediately be forwarded unopened to the Correctional Investigator or to the offender, as the case may be, by the person in charge of the institution at which the offender is incarcerated.
Marginal note:Delegation by Correctional Investigator
185 (1) The Correctional Investigator may authorize any person to exercise or perform, subject to such restrictions or limitations as the Correctional Investigator may specify, the function, powers and duties of the Correctional Investigator under this Part except
Marginal note:Delegation is revocable
(2) Every delegation under this section is revocable at will and no delegation prevents the exercise or performance by the Correctional Investigator of the delegated function, powers and duties.
Marginal note:Continuing effect of delegation
(3) In the event that the Correctional Investigator who makes a delegation under this section ceases to hold office, the delegation continues in effect so long as the delegate continues in office or until revoked by a succeeding Correctional Investigator.
Relationship With Other Acts
Marginal note:Power to conduct investigations
186 (1) The power of the Correctional Investigator to conduct investigations exists notwithstanding any provision in any Act to the effect that the matter being investigated is final and that no appeal lies in respect thereof or that the matter may not be challenged, reviewed, quashed or in any way called into question.
Marginal note:Relationship with other Acts
(2) The power of the Correctional Investigator to conduct investigations is in addition to the provisions of any other Act or rule of law under which
(a) any remedy or right of appeal or objection is provided for any person, or
(b) any procedure is provided for the inquiry into or investigation of any matter,
and nothing in this Part limits or affects any such remedy, right of appeal, objection or procedure.
Marginal note:Acts not to be questioned or subject to review
187 Except on the ground of lack of jurisdiction, nothing done by the Correctional Investigator, including the making of any report or recommendation, is liable to be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called into question in any court.
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