Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

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

Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Information to be given to offenders

  •  (1) Where an offender is entitled by this Part or the regulations to make representations in relation to a decision to be taken by the Service about the offender, the person or body that is to take the decision shall, subject to subsection (3), give the offender, a reasonable period before the decision is to be taken, all the information to be considered in the taking of the decision or a summary of that information.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where an offender is entitled by this Part or the regulations to be given reasons for a decision taken by the Service about the offender, the person or body that takes the decision shall, subject to subsection (3), give the offender, forthwith after the decision is taken, all the information that was considered in the taking of the decision or a summary of that information.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) Except in relation to decisions on disciplinary offences, where the Commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure of information under subsection (1) or (2) would jeopardize

    • (a) the safety of any person,

    • (b) the security of a penitentiary, or

    • (c) the conduct of any lawful investigation,

    the Commissioner may authorize the withholding from the offender of as much information as is strictly necessary in order to protect the interest identified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

  • Marginal note:Right to interpreter

    (4) An offender who does not have an adequate understanding of at least one of Canada’s official languages is entitled to the assistance of an interpreter

    • (a) at any hearing provided for by this Part or the regulations; and

    • (b) for the purposes of understanding materials provided to the offender pursuant to this section.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 27
  • 1995, c. 42, s. 10(F)
Date modified: