BILL C-25 - An Act to amend the Criminal Code (limiting credit for time spent in pre-sentencing custody)



    OTTAWA, April 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Association of Chiefs of
Police welcomes the introduction of legislation by the Minister of Justice
clarifying the law of sentencing and the granting of credit for pre-trial
custody. Since 2000 the CACP has urged the government to eliminate the 2 for 1
pre-trial credit and bring greater consistency and accountability to the
sentencing process.
    "Public confidence in the criminal justice system demands that criminals
receive just and proportionate sentences fitting their crime" said Deputy
Director General Steven Chabot of the Sûreté du Québec and President of the
CACP," "this Bill, if passed, will bring greater clarity, transparency and
accountability to the sentencing process and I am pleased that the government
of Canada is now responding to my Association's long-standing request to
change the law."
    The CACP urges all parliamentarians to pass the Bill quickly in the
interest of the safety and security of all Canadians.

    Back ground material available at www.cacp.ca




For further information:

For further information: Clayton J. Pecknold, Deputy Chief of Police,
(250) 652-4441

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