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39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal procedure, language of the accused, sentencing and other amendments)
Last Stage Completed
First Reading in the Senate (2007-06-14)
Progress: First Reading in the Senate
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Criminal law: drunk driving prevention. Davison, Charles B. Law now, 29:34, June/July 2006
  • Judicial activism vs. restraint: the role of the highest courts in official language policy in Canada and the United States. Macmillan, C. Michael and Raymond Tatalovich. American review of Canadian studies, 33:239-60, Summer 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
Party Press Releases
  • Conservative Government Uses Procedural Trick to Block their own Justice Legislation (Liberal Party)
  • Conservatives Playing Politics with Justice (Liberal Party)
  • Liberal Justice Plan to Fast-track Legislation
Related Links
  • Alcohol ignition interlocks: magic bullet or poison pill?
  • Canada's Drug Strategy - DWI repeat offenders: a review and synthesis of the literature
  • Fair and effective sentencing - A Canadian approach to sentencing policy
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