Corrections and Conditional Release Act (S.C. 1992, c. 20)

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-09-19. Previous Versions

Records of Reviews and Decisions

Marginal note:Records of proceedings
  •  (1) Where the Board conducts a review of the case of an offender by way of a hearing, it shall maintain a record of the proceedings for the period prescribed by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Decisions to be recorded and communicated

    (2) Where the Board renders a decision with respect to an offender following a review of the offender’s case, it shall

    • (a) record the decision and the reasons for the decision, and maintain a copy of the decision and reasons for the period prescribed by the regulations; and

    • (b) provide the offender with a copy of the decision and the reasons for the decision, in whichever of the two official languages of Canada is requested by the offender, within the period prescribed by the regulations.

Marginal note:Registry of decisions
  •  (1) The Board shall maintain a registry of the decisions rendered by it under this Part or under paragraph 746.1(2)(c) or (3)(c) of the Criminal Code and its reasons for those decisions.

  • Marginal note:Access to registry

    (2) A person who demonstrates an interest in a case may, on written application to the Board, have access to the contents of the registry relating to that case, other than information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected

    • (a) to jeopardize the safety of any person;

    • (b) to reveal a source of information obtained in confidence; or

    • (c) if released publicly, to adversely affect the reintegration of the offender into society.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Subject to any conditions prescribed by the regulations, any person may have access for research purposes to the contents of the registry, other than the name of any person, information that could be used to identify any person or information the disclosure of which could jeopardize any person’s safety.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where any information contained in a decision in the registry has been considered in the course of a hearing held in the presence of observers, any person may, on application in writing, have access to that information in the registry.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 144;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 99.

Review and Evidence

Marginal note:Documents admissible

 A decision, order, warrant or certificate purporting to be signed by a member of the Board or a person designated by the Chairperson of the Board is admissible in any court and is evidence of its contents without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed it.

Organization of the Board

Appeal Division

Marginal note:Constitution of Appeal Division
  •  (1) There shall be a division of the Board known as the Appeal Division, consisting of not more than six full-time members — one of whom shall be designated Vice-Chairperson, Appeal Division — and a number of part-time members designated in both cases by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, from among the members appointed under section 103.

  • Marginal note:Disqualification

    (2) A member of the Appeal Division may not sit on an appeal from a decision in which the member participated.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) A member of a panel of the Appeal Division that orders a new review of a case pursuant to subsection 147(4) may not sit on the panel of the Board that reviews the case or on a panel of the Appeal Division that subsequently reviews the case on an appeal.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 146;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 100.