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Victims Bill of Rights Act (S.C. 2015, c. 13)

Assented to 2015-04-23

Marginal note:Bill C-26
  •  (1) Subsections (2) and (3) apply if Bill C-26 introduced in the 2nd session of the 41st Parliament and entitled the Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.

  • (2) If subsection 52(1) of this Act comes into force before section 20 of the other Act, then that section 20 is repealed.

  • (3) If subsection 52(1) of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 20 of the other Act, then that section 20 is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 52(1).

Marginal note:Bill C-479

 If Bill C-479, introduced in the 1st session of the 41st Parliament and entitled An Act to bring Fairness for the Victims of Violent Offenders, receives royal assent, then, on the first day on which both subsection 6(3) of that Act and subsection 46(4) of this Act are in force, subsection 142(1.1) of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Timing of disclosure

    (1.1) The Chairperson shall disclose the information referred to in paragraph (1)(c) before the day on which the offender is released and, unless it is not practicable to do so, the Chairperson shall disclose it at least 14 days before that day.

Marginal note:Bill C-489

 If Bill C-489, introduced in the 1st session of the 41st Parliament and entitled the An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), receives royal assent, then, on the first day on which both section 5 of that Act and subsection 48(3) of this Act are in force,

  • (a) subsection 133(3.1) of the English version of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Conditions to protect victim

      (3.1) If a victim or a person referred to in subsection 26(3) or 142(3) has provided the releasing authority with a statement describing the harm, property damage or loss suffered by them as a result of the commission of an offence or its continuing impact on them — including any safety concerns — or commenting on the possible release of the offender, the releasing authority shall impose any conditions on the parole, statutory release or unescorted temporary absence of the offender that it considers reasonable and necessary in order to protect the victim or the person, including a condition that the offender abstain from having any contact, including communication by any means, with the victim or the person or from going to any specified place.

  • (b) section 133 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

    • Marginal note:Obligation — removal or variance of condition

      (7) Before removing or varying any condition imposed under subsection (3.1) on an offender, the releasing authority shall take reasonable steps to inform every victim or person that provided it with a statement referred to in that subsection in relation to that offender of its intention to remove or vary the condition and it shall consider their concerns, if any.

COMING INTO FORCE

Marginal note:Ninety days after Royal Assent
  •  (1) Sections 1 to 44 and 52 to 54 come into force 90 days after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

  • Marginal note:Order in council

    (2) Sections 45 to 51 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

 
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