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Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Version of section 83 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Spiritual leaders and elders

  •  (1) For greater certainty, Indigenous spirituality and Indigenous spiritual leaders and elders have the same status as other religions and other religious leaders.

  • Marginal note:Advice

    (1.1) If the Service considers it appropriate in the circumstance, it shall seek advice from an Indigenous spiritual leader or elder when providing correctional services to an Indigenous inmate, particularly in matters of mental health and behaviour.

  • Marginal note:Obligation

    (2) The Service shall take all reasonable steps to make available to Indigenous inmates the services of an Indigenous spiritual leader or elder after consultation with

    • (a) the national Indigenous advisory committee established under section 82; and

    • (b) the appropriate regional and local Indigenous advisory committees.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 83
  • 2019, c. 27, s. 25

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