AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE
— 2015, c. 11, s. 6
(2) Subparagraphs 142(1)(b)(v) and (vi) of the Act are repealed.
(3) Paragraph 142(1)(b) of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of subparagraph (viii) and by adding the following after that subparagraph:
(viii.1) information pertaining to the offender’s correctional plan, including information regarding the offender’s progress towards meeting the objectives of the plan, and
(4) Subsection 142(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (a), by adding “and” at the end of paragraph (b) and by adding the following after paragraph (b):
(c) shall disclose to the victim any of the following information about the offender, if, in the Chairperson’s opinion, the disclosure would not have a negative impact on the safety of the public:
(i) the date, if any, on which the offender is to be released on unescorted temporary absence, escorted temporary absence if the Board has approved the absence as required by subsection 746.1(2) of the Criminal Code, parole or statutory release,
(ii) any conditions attached to the offender’s unescorted temporary absence, parole or statutory release and the reasons for any unescorted temporary absence, and
(iii) the destination of the offender when released on unescorted temporary absence, parole or statutory release and whether the offender will be in the vicinity of the victim while travelling to that destination.
(5) Section 142 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Timing of disclosure
(1.1) The Chairperson shall disclose the information referred to in paragraph (1)(c) at least 14 days, where practicable, before the offender in question is to be released.
Continuing duty to disclose
(1.2) If a victim makes a request to the Chairperson under subsection (1) in respect of the information relating to an offender and, subsequent to that initial request, there are changes to that information, the Chairperson shall, in accordance with that subsection, disclose any such changes to the victim, unless the victim notifies the Chairperson that he or she does not wish to be so informed.
— 2015, c. 13, s. 58
58 If Bill C-479, introduced in the 1st session of the 41st Parliament and entitled An Act to bring Fairness for the Victims of Violent Offenders, receives royal assent, then, on the first day on which both subsection 6(3) of that Act and subsection 46(4) of this Act are in force, subsection 142(1.1) of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act is replaced by the following:
Timing of disclosure
(1.1) The Chairperson shall disclose the information referred to in paragraph (1)(c) before the day on which the offender is released and, unless it is not practicable to do so, the Chairperson shall disclose it at least 14 days before that day.
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