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

Act current to 2020-01-27 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Disclosure to offender

  •  (1) At least fifteen days before the day set for the review of the case of an offender, the Board shall provide or cause to be provided to the offender, in writing, in whichever of the two official languages of Canada is requested by the offender, the information that is to be considered in the review of the case or a summary of that information.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where information referred to in subsection (1) comes into the possession of the Board after the time prescribed in that subsection, that information or a summary of it shall be provided to the offender as soon as is practicable thereafter.

  • Marginal note:Waiver and postponement

    (3) An offender may waive the right to be provided with the information or summary or to have it provided within the period referred to in subsection (1). If they waive the latter right and they receive information so late that it is not possible for them to prepare for the review, they are entitled to a postponement and a member of the Board or a person designated by name or position by the Chairperson of the Board shall, at the offender’s request, postpone the review for the period that the member or person determines. If the Board receives information so late that it is not possible for it to prepare for the review, a member of the Board or a person designated by name or position by the Chairperson of the Board may postpone the review for any reasonable period that the member or person determines.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) Where the Board has reasonable grounds to believe

    • (a) that any information should not be disclosed on the grounds of public interest, or

    • (b) that its disclosure would jeopardize

      • (i) the safety of any person,

      • (ii) the security of a correctional institution, or

      • (iii) the conduct of any lawful investigation,

    the Board may withhold from the offender as much information as is strictly necessary in order to protect the interest identified in paragraph (a) or (b).

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 141
  • 1995, c. 42, s. 56(F)
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 97
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