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38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the DNA Identification Act and the National Defence Act
Statute of Canada
2005, c. 25
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2005-05-19)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A simple prank by a 13-year-old. Now her genetic records are on the National DNA Database for ever. Wall, Tom. New statesman, 134:32-3, Mar. 25, 2005
  • An overview of the National DNA Data Bank. Burns, Thomas E. The Advocate, 59:435-9, May 2001
  • Canada's DNA databank: public safety and private costs. Parfett, Joanna. Manitoba law journal, 29:33-79, no.1 2002
  • Developments in criminal law. Davison, Charles B. Law now, 29:18-20, June/July 2005
  • DNA and genetics: the challenge for lawyers and judges in the new millennium. Chin, Ming W. Gazette, 64: 17-21 no. 4, 2002
  • DNA evidence: balancing the scales of justice. Holmgren, Janne and John Winterdyk. Law now, 26:11-13, Oct. 2001
  • DNA's link to corrections. National Institute of Justice staff. Corrections today, 66:150-2, Oct. 2004
  • Forensic DNA data banks: considerations for the health sector. Lakra, Rekha. Health law in Canada, 22:57-70, February 2002
  • Improving the effectiveness of the National DNA Data Bank: a consideration of the criminal antecedents of predatory sexual offenders. House, John C. et al. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 48:61-75, Jan. 2006
  • Seizing what's bred in the bone: the unconstitutionality of Canada's DNA warrant provisions. Plaxton, Michael. National journal of constitutional law, 12:227-89, Feb. 2001
  • The DNA DATA Bank: privacy concerns and safeguards. Bauman, Carol-Ann. Criminal reports (5th series), 34:39-60, Sept. 2000
  • The DNA dragnet: a modern day Salem witch hunt?. Rondinelli, Vincenzo. Criminal reports (6th series), 10:16-36, July 2003
  • Wrongful convictions: the American experience. Huff, C. Ronald. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 46:107-20, Jan. 2004
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • DNA Data Bank Legislation - Consultation Paper 2002 (Department of Justice Canada)
  • National DNA Data Bank Advisory Committee (RCMP)
  • Welcome to the National DNA Data Bank Website
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