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House Government Bill
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
January 26, 2009 - December 30, 2009
Text of the Bill
C-55
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code
Short Title
Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act
Last Stage Completed
Introduction and First Reading in the House of Commons (2009-10-30)
Progress: Introduction and First Reading in the House of Commons
 
Legislative Summary
The following executive summary is available:

On 30 October 2009, the Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

In 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada, in the decision R. v. Shoker, decided that such demands for bodily samples were unlawful. As a result, police and probation officers have been unable to obtain blood and other samples under probation orders,

Bill C-52 amends the Criminal Code to re-establish the discretion of a court to impose conditions requiring bodily samples to be provided to police and probation officers on demand or at regular intervals where the court sees fit to prohibit the individual from consuming drugs and alcohol in order to enforce compliance with a prohibition on consuming drugs or alcohol imposed in a probation order, a conditional sentence order or a recognizance under section 810, 810.01, 810.1 or 810.2 of the Criminal Code.
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