Criminal Code

Version of section 746.1 from 2012-10-23 to 2013-02-27:

Marginal note:Parole prohibited
  •  (1) Unless Parliament otherwise provides by an enactment making express reference to this section, a person who has been sentenced to imprisonment for life without eligibility for parole for a specified number of years pursuant to this Act shall not be considered for parole or released pursuant to a grant of parole under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act or any other Act of Parliament until the expiration or termination of the specified number of years of imprisonment.

  • Marginal note:Absence with or without escort and day parole

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), in respect of a person sentenced to imprisonment for life without eligibility for parole for a specified number of years pursuant to this Act, until the expiration of all but three years of the specified number of years of imprisonment,

    • (a) no day parole may be granted under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act;

    • (b) no absence without escort may be authorized under that Act or the Prisons and Reformatories Act; and

    • (c) except with the approval of the National Parole Board, no absence with escort otherwise than for medical reasons or in order to attend judicial proceedings or a coroner’s inquest may be authorized under either of those Acts.

  • Marginal note:Young offenders

    (3) In the case of any person convicted of first degree murder or second degree murder who was under the age of eighteen at the time of the commission of the offence and who is sentenced to imprisonment for life without eligibility for parole for a specified number of years pursuant to this Act, until the expiration of all but one fifth of the period of imprisonment the person is to serve without eligibility for parole,

    • (a) no day parole may be granted under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act;

    • (b) no absence without escort may be authorized under that Act or the Prisons and Reformatories Act; and

    • (c) except with the approval of the National Parole Board, no absence with escort otherwise than for medical reasons or in order to attend judicial proceedings or a coroner’s inquest may be authorized under either of those Acts.

  • 1995, c. 22, s. 6, c. 42, s. 87;
  • 1997, c. 17, s. 2;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 201(F).
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