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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 2nd Session
October 16, 2007 - September 7, 2008
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Short Title
Tackling Violent Crime Act
Statute of Canada
2008, c. 6
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2008-02-28)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Age of consent to sexual activity in Canada: background to proposed new legislation on age of protection. Wong, Josephine P. Canadian journal of human sexuality, 15:163-9, nos. 3/4 2006
  • Driving high: awareness campaigns target an emerging issue among youth. Van Den Broek, Astrid. CrossCurrents, 9:4-5, Spring 2006
  • Drugged driving. Everson, Kristen. CMAJ:Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174:22, Jan. 3, 2006
  • Drugs and driving: when science and policy don't mix. Asbridge, Mark. Canadian journal of public health, 97:283-5, July/Aug. 2006
  • Harper le justicier. Castonguay, Alec. L'Actualité, 32:34-7, Apr. 15, 2007
  • Never going home: does it make us safer? Does it make sense?. Durling, Caleb. Journal of criminal law & criminology, 97:317-63, Fall 2006
  • 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
  • Should the age of consent be raised?. Herizons, 20:6-7, Spring 2007
  • Sixteen and ready for sex?. Izenberg, Dafna. Maclean's, 119:22, July 1, 2006
  • '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 impact of cannabis on driving. Bédard, Michel, Sacha Dubois and Bruce Weaver. Canadian journal of public health, 98:6-11, Jan./Feb. 2007
  • The political attractiveness of mandatory minimum sentences. Doob, Anthony N. Osgoode Hall law journal, 39:287-304, nos. 2/3 2001
  • Tough luck. Moore, Dawn and Diana Young. Briar patch, 36:6-9, May 2007
  • Tracking high-risk, violent offenders: an examination of the National Flagging System. Yessine, Annie K. Canadian journal of criminology & criminal justice, 48:573-607, July 2006
Party Press Releases
  • NDP decries Harper delay in justice bills
  • Official Opposition Moves to Prevent Government from Stalling Crime Legislation (Liberal Party)
Related Links
  • Canada's Legal Age of Consent to Sexual Activity
  • Dangerous Offender Designation
  • Dangerous Offenders and Recognizance to Keep the Peace
  • Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis
  • Reverse Onus on Gun Crimes
  • Tackling crime through bail reform
  • Tories bring in bill to reverse onus for dangerous offenders
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