Marginal note:Application for judicial review
745.6 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person may apply, in writing, to the appropriate Chief Justice in the province in which their conviction took place for a reduction in the number of years of imprisonment without eligibility for parole if the person
(a) has been convicted of murder or high treason;
(b) has been sentenced to imprisonment for life without eligibility for parole until more than fifteen years of their sentence has been served; and
(c) has served at least fifteen years of their sentence.
Marginal note:Exception — multiple murderers
(2) A person who has been convicted of more than one murder may not make an application under subsection (1), whether or not proceedings were commenced in respect of any of the murders before another murder was committed.
Marginal note:Definition of “appropriate Chief Justice”
(3) For the purposes of this section and sections 745.61 to 745.64, the appropriate Chief Justice is
(a) in relation to the Province of Ontario, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court;
(b) in relation to the Province of Quebec, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court;
(c) in relation to the Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Trial Division;
(d) in relation to the Provinces of New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench;
(e) in relation to the Provinces of Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and
(f) in relation to the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal thereof.
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78
- 1995, c. 22, s. 6
- 1996, c. 34, s. 2
- 1998, c. 15, s. 20
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