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39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conditional sentence of imprisonment)
Statute of Canada
2007, c. 12
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2007-05-31)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Conditional sentence under house arrest. Mazey, Edward. Criminal law review, 46:246-64, July 2002
  • Conditional sentences in Manitoba: a prisoner in your own home. Gindin, Jeffrey J. Manitoba law journal, 31:141-7, no. 1 2005
  • Conditional sentencing: recent developments. Roberts, Julian V. and Patrick Healy. Canadian bar review, 80:1035-8, Oct. 2001
  • Directing traffic at the crossroads of criminal justice and mental health: conditional sentencing after the judgement in Knoblauch. Roberts, Julian V. and Simon N. Verdun-Jones. Alberta law review, 39:788-809, Apr. 2002
  • Évolution et conséquence de la réforme de la sentence au Canada. Roberts, Julian V. Sociologie et sociétés, 33:67-83, printemps 2001
  • Impossible compromise: a Supreme Court ruling on conditional sentences leaves judges even more confused. Parker, Shafer. Report Newsmagazine, 26:21-2, Feb. 28, 2000
  • Le CIRDI et les mesures conservatoires : récentes expériences. Antonietti, Aurélia. Forum du droit international, 7:41-6, Apr. 2005
  • Minimum terms of imprisonment in murder, just deserts and the sentencing guidelines. Valier, Claire. Criminal law review, pp. 326-36, May 2003
  • Pre-trial custody, terms of imprisonment and the conditional sentence: crediting 'dead time' to effect 'regime change' in sentencing. Roberts, Julian V. Canadian criminal law review, 9:191-213, Mar. 2005
  • Public attitudes toward conditional sentencing: results of a national survey. Sanders, Trevor and Julian V. Roberts. Canadian journal of behavioural science, 4:199-208, Oct. 2000
  • Questions and answers on conditional sentencing in the Supreme Court of Canada. Healy, Patrick. Criminal law quarterly, 42:12-37, May 1999
  • Reforming conditional sentencing: evaluating recent legislative proposals. Roberts, Julian V. Criminal law quarterly, 52:18-34, Nov. 2006
  • Sentencing changes rock the boat. Van Rhijn, Judy. Canadian lawyer, 30:53-4, Sept. 2006
  • Strategies of governance and Canadian sentencing legislation, 1984-1997. Hatt, Ken. Canadian journal of law and society, 14:101-29, Fall 1999
  • The effect of pre-sentence custody on eligibility for a conditional sentence. Healy, Patrick. Canadian criminal law review, 9:261-271, Mar. 2005
  • The evolution of conditional sentencing and the potential for developing a system of intermediate sanctions. Ikonomov, Daniel. Canadian criminal law review, 9:295-214, 2005
  • The punitive nature of the conditional sentence. Healy, Patrick. Canadian bar review, 80:1011-1018, Oct. 2001
  • Unearthing the Sphinx: the evolution of conditional sentencing. Roberts, Julian V. Canadian bar review, 80:1019-1034, Oct. 2001
  • Victim impact statements and the sentencing process: recent developments and research findings. Roberts, Julian V. Criminal law quarterly, 47:365-96, May 2003
Party Press Releases
  • Augmentation des peines minimales d’incarcération : le gouvernement fait fausse route en misant sur une mesure inefficace (Bloc Québécois) (Available in French only)
  • House Passes Key Liberal Justice Plan Bill (Liberal Party)
  • Liberal Justice Plan to Fast-track Legislation
Related Links
  • Canada's New Government Announces Long-awaited Bill to End House Arrest Receives Royal Assent
  • Conditional Sentencing - Making Sense of the Senseless
  • Conditional Sentencing and the Views of the Community
  • Conditional Sentencing Reform Bill
  • Of Fragmentation and Ferment: The Impact of State Sentencing Policies on Incarceration Rates, 1975-2002
  • Position Paper: C-9 Conditional Sentencing
  • The Sentencing Project
  • What is a Conditional Sentence?
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