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e-2239 (Parole system)

Initiated by Ryan McGrath from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Currently in Canada when a victim of crime goes through a court process and sentencing of the perpetrator they are expected to manually register in order to receive notice of parole hearings;
  • Many victims are either unaware of this requirement or have not remembered to do so after a lengthy and emotional trial;
  • Some victims do not want to be notified regarding parole hearings, however they are in the minority;
  • The current notification system of manual registration puts the onus on victims thereby causing further trauma when learning outcomes from indirect sources such as the media; and
  • The current system does not allow for sufficient input from victims as they do not have proper time to prepare.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to adopt a change to the parole system whereby a victim will be automatically registered into a notification system and those who do not want to receive notifications can manually deregister.
Open for signature
June 14, 2019, at 11:14 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 13, 2019, at 11:14 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Stephanie Kusie
Calgary Midnapore
Conservative Caucus
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