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38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
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An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA Identification
Last Stage Completed
Referral to Committee Before Second Reading in the House of Commons (2005-11-21)
Progress: Referral to Committee Before Second Reading in the House of Commons
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, Julianne. 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'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
  • 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 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
  • Crime, punishment & DNA - CBC News
  • DNA at 50 - BBC News
  • DNA Data Bank - Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
  • Protecting Privacy in the Age of Genetic Information - Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee
  • The National DNA Data Bank Advisory Committee - RCMP
  • Welcome to the National DNA Data Bank Website
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