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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum penalties for offences involving firearms) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
Last Stage Completed
First Reading in the Senate (2007-05-30)
Progress: First Reading in the Senate
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Aboriginal peoples and mandatory sentencing. Chartrand, Larry N. Osgoode Hall law journal, 39:449-67, nos. 2/3 2001
  • Australia's 1996 gun law reforms: faster falls in firearm deaths, firearm suicides, and a decade without mass shootings. Chapman, S., P. Alpers, K. Agho and M. Jones. Injury prevention, 12:365-72, Nov. 2006
  • Directing traffic at the crossroads of criminal justice and mental health: conditional sentencing after the judgment in Knoblauch. Roberts, Julian V. Alberta law review, 39:788-809, April 2002
  • Évolution et conséquence de la réforme de la sentence au Canada. Roberts, Julian V. Sociologie et sociétés, 33:67-83, printemps 2001
  • Explaining the cultural and symbolic resonance of zero tolerance in contemporary criminal justice. Ismaili, Karim. Contemporary justice review, 6:255-64, Sept. 2003
  • Homicide in Canada, 2005. Dauvergne, Mia and Geoffrey Li. Juristat, 26:1-25, Nov. 2006
  • Mandatory minimum prison sentencing and systematic racism. Mirza, Faizal R. Osgoode Hall law journal, 39:491-512, nos. 2/3 2001
  • Mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment: exploring the consequences for the sentencing process. Roberts, Julian V. Osgoode Hall law journal, 39:305-27, nos. 2/3 2001
  • Mandatory minimum sentences: a utilitarian perspective. Gabor, Thomas. Canadian journal of criminology, 43:385-404, July 2001
  • Minimum terms of imprisonment in murder, just deserts and the sentencing guidelines. Valier, Claire. Criminal law review, pp. 326-35, May 2003
  • Public attitudes to sentencing in Canada: exploring recent findings. Roberts, Julian V., Nicole Crutcher and Paul Verbrugge. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 49:75-107, Jan. 2007
  • 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
  • 'Striking out' as crime reduction policy: the impact of 'three strikes' laws on crime rates in U.S. cities. Kovandzic, Tomislav V., John J. Sloan and Lynne M. Vieraitis. JQ: Justice quarterly, 21:207-39, June 2004
  • The political attractiveness of mandatory minimum sentences. Doob, Anthony N. Osgoode Hall law journal, 39:287-304, nos. 2/3 2001
  • Victim impact statements and the sentencing process: recent developments and research. 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)
Related Links
  • Canada's new government urges opposition to pass crime bills
  • Justice Legislation Finally Moving One Year Later
  • Mandatory Minimum Penalties
  • Mandatory Minimum Penalties: their effects on crime, sentencing disparities and justice system expenditures
  • Of Fragmentation and Ferment: The Impact of State Sentencing Policies on Incarceration Rates, 1975-2002
  • The Sentencing Project
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