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e-2091 (Sentences in the Criminal Code)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Bretton McCann from Port Moody, British Columbia, on March 5, 2019, at 8:03 a.m. (EDT)
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C-437, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Prisons and Reformatories Act
Homicide
Human remains
Sentencing
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • There are numerous cases in Canada where certain offenders have refused to disclose the location of their victims' remains;
  • The ongoing refusal of these offenders to cooperate in the location of the body or remains of a victim increases the emotional trauma on family members and friends of the victim;
  • The current law does not stipulate an offender’s refusal to disclose victims’ remains as an aggravating factor for consideration at sentencing or for being granted parole or temporary absence; and
  • Bill C-437, also known as McCanns’ Law, will assist authorities and families in the recovery of the remains of victims by creating potential consequences in sentencing and paroling for those offenders who do not cooperate.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada,, call upon the House of Commons to enact Bill C-437.
Sturgeon River—Parkland
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 12, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04463)
Government response tabled on
Open for signature : March 5, 2019, at 8:03 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 3, 2019, at 8:03 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
1352
British Columbia
99
Manitoba
26
New Brunswick
16
Newfoundland and Labrador
19
Nova Scotia
5
Ontario
96
Quebec
29
Saskatchewan
23
Yukon
1
Other Countries
5
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