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39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
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An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA identification
Statute of Canada
2007, c. 22
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2007-06-22)
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, 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 fingerprinting and the criminal justice system: an overview. Varsha. DNA & cell biology, 25:181-8, Mar. 2006
  • 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
  • Forensics under fire. Dobbs, David. Popular mechanics, 183:78-80, July 2006
  • Getting the science and the ethics right in forensic genetics. Shriver, Mark, Tony Frudakis and Bruce Budowle. Nature genetics, 37:449-51, May 2005
  • 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
  • Inclusiveness, effectiveness and intrusiveness: issues in the developing uses of DNA profiling in support criminal investigations. Williams, Robin and Paul Johnson. Journal of law, medicine & ethics, 34:234-47, Summer 2006
  • Let's make the DNA identification database as inclusive as possible. Smith, Michael E. Journal of law, medicine & ethics, 34:385-9, Summer 2006
  • Retention of offender DNA samples necessary to ensure and monitor quality of forensic DNA efforts: appropriate safeguards exist to protect the DNA samples from misuse. Herkenham, M. Dawn. Journal of law, medicine & ethics, 34:380-4, Summer 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 dragnet: a modern day Salem witch hunt?. Rondinelli, Vincenzo. Criminal reports (6th series), 10:16-36, July 2003
  • The expanding use of DNA in law enforcement: what role for privacy?. Rothstein, Mark A. and Meghan K. Talbot. Journal of law, medicine & ethics, 34:153-64, Summer 2006
  • Wrongful convictions: the American experience. Huff, C. Ronald. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 46:107-20, Jan. 2004
Party Press Releases
  • Conservative Government Uses Procedural Trick to Block their own Justice Legislation (Liberal Party)
  • Liberal Justice Plan to Fast-track Legislation
Related Links
  • 2005 Public Consultation on DNA MPI: An overview
  • DNA Data Bank
  • DNA Data Bank Legislation - Consultation Paper 2002 (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Protecting Privacy in the Age of Genetic Information - Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee
  • The National DNA Data Bank Advisory Committee - RCMP
  • Tories to blame for justice reform delays, say opposition MPs
  • Welcome to the National DNA Data Bank Website
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