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Bill C-230

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First Session, Forty-first Parliament,
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
BILL C-230
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without a warrant)

first reading, June 16, 2011

Mr. Kramp


The purpose of this enactment is to give a peace officer the power to arrest without a warrant a person who is in breach of a probation order binding the person or a condition of the person’s parole.

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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
house of commons of canada
BILL C-230
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without a warrant)
R.S., c. C-46
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. (1) Subsection 495(1) of the Criminal Code is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (b) and by adding the following after that paragraph:
(b.1) a person who has committed the offence described in subsection 733.1(1) or who, on reasonable grounds, the peace officer believes has committed or is about to commit the offence;
(b.2) a person who wilfully fails or refuses to comply with a condition of parole or of an unescorted temporary absence or who the peace officer believes — on reasonable grounds — has breached or is about to breach such a condition; or
(2) Paragraph 495(2)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(b) an offence for which the person may be prosecuted by indictment or for which the person is punishable on summary conviction, with the exception of the offence described in subsection 733.1(1), or
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