In 2006, the federal government proposed amendments to the Criminal Code to restrict access to conditional sentences (Bill C-9). Additionally, they increased the minimum sentences and added new minimums for certain firearms offences (Bill C-10).

ALS made representations before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on both amendments. The briefs and transcripts for these can be viewed through the links below:

Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-9 (pdf)

Transcript of Committee Hearing Appearance Bill C-9 (pdf)

Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-10 (pdf)

Transcript of Committee Hearing Appearance Bill C-10 (pdf) 

Note: ALS's submissions begin at 1555, near the last quarter of the transcript