Assented to 2013-03-27
An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants)
This enactment amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to allow the Commissioner to prohibit an offender from submitting any further complaint or grievance, except by leave of the Commissioner, when the offender has persistently filed complaints or grievances that are vexatious, frivolous or not made in good faith.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Grievance or Complaint Procedure
2. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 91:
Marginal note:Frivolous complaints, etc.
91.1 (1) If the Commissioner is satisfied that an offender has persistently submitted complaints or grievances that are frivolous, vexatious or not made in good faith, the Commissioner may, in accordance with the prescribed procedures, prohibit an offender from submitting any further complaint or grievance except by leave of the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Review of prohibition
(2) The Commissioner shall review each prohibition under subsection (1) annually and shall give the offender written reasons for his or her decision to maintain or lift it.
91.2 The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the complaints and grievances regime with respect to offenders who are subject to a prohibition under subsection 91.1(1).
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