Bill C-489

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders)

This bill was tabled by Mark Warawa on April 21, 2013.

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  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Mark Warawa
    Mark Warawa spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is a real honour to speak to the bill. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Raymond Côté
    Raymond Côté spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to speak to Bill C-489. However, I definitely do not share the enthusiasm of my colleague who has just spoken. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kyle Seeback
    Kyle Seeback spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, like so many of my colleagues, I am happy to be able to speak today with respect to my colleague's private member's bill, Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders). ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Francine Raynault
    Francine Raynault spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is never an easy thing to talk about a subject that concerns people who have been the victims of crimes such as violence or sexual assault. I can very clearly imagine the victims’ frame of mind. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dan Albas
    Dan Albas spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to speak on Bill C-489, a bill that proposes to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    The House resumed from May 21 consideration of the motion that Bill C-489, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jasbir Sandhu
    Jasbir Sandhu spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak to Bill C-54 on behalf of my constituents from Surrey North. Last week, in the debate on Bill C-489, I spoke about the impact the proposed legislation could have on victim rights. Today I will speak about it again but in the context of Bill C-54, which is an act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Warawa
    Mark Warawa spoke about Oral Questions > Justice

    Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Langley, families have been forced to endure constant turmoil when the sex offender of their child was permitted to serve house arrest in their neighbourhood. ... more

    May 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jasbir Sandhu
    Jasbir Sandhu spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I speak today about Bill C-489, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders). It is a privilege to speak on behalf of my constituents of Surrey North about this important bill. As my hon. colleague, the member for Gatineau, has pointed out in a previous speech, it is rare that we as MPs have the opportunity to discuss something that has a tangible outcome for our constituents. It is a privilege to be able to bring a Surrey North perspective to this debate. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am very privileged to rise today to speak in support of private member's Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), introduced by my colleague, the member of Parliament for Langley. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Francis Scarpaleggia
    Francis Scarpaleggia spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to enumerate some of the goals of the justice system, because it is important that we place legislation dealing with criminal offences and so on within the context of the principles that guide the justice system. We could say that the point of the justice system is, first, to reinforce acceptable norms of behaviour; second, to protect society from those who have proven that their actions can cause harm; and third, to ensure that only the guilty pay for their crimes and that the innocent are not convicted. These seem to be, in general, the overriding goals of our justice system, a system that has evolved slowly but surely over centuries. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin
    Françoise Boivin spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill C-489, introduced by the hon. member for Langley. This important bill certainly addresses a number of problems that many people have raised, including the ombudsman for victims. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin
    Françoise Boivin spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my Conservative colleague for his Bill C-489. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Warawa
    Mark Warawa spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    moved that Bill C-489, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin
    Françoise Boivin spoke about Private Members’ Business > An Act to Bring Fairness for the Victims of Violent Offenders

    Mr. Speaker, again, I want to thank the hon. member for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale for introducing Bill C-479, which the NDP will support at second reading. I must admit that we will support it without much reservation. ... more

    May 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard (Committee Researcher) spoke

    Bill C-489 would amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act respecting prohibition orders. It would prevent the offender from knowingly being within two kilometres of the residence of the victim. It would also make amendments to the provisions respecting probation orders, conditional sentencing, peace bonds, and parole provisions with respect to the offender communicating with the victim or being in a specified place. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie

    This is meeting number eight of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. Today we're dealing with one issue, to determine the status of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1). It's Bill C-489. It has been circulated. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Warawa
    Mark Warawa spoke about Routine Proceedings > Criminal Code

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders). ... more

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament