Pre-C-10 Miscellaneous Amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations

Enabling act

Corrections and Conditional Release Act


This proposal seeks to make a number of long-standing miscellaneous and technical amendments to several sections of the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR). The amendments will help ensure greater clarity by correcting grammatical mistakes and reduce the risk of misinterpretation by correcting discrepancies between the English and French versions. The amendments will also ensure that the Regulations are consistent with the Modernization of Benefits Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedom. The enabling legislation is the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

The majority of these changes were recommended by the Standing Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations and are largely minor housekeeping matters of a technical nature or serve to clarify the original intention of the Regulation. The proposals do not affect any substantive rights and do not represent any significant change in policy. The amendments would:

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

There are no expected impacts.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

The proposed changes are technical in nature. Therefore, no regulatory cooperation efforts are required.


Consultations undertaken within the Correctional Service of Canada and with the Department of Justice indicate no opposition to these amendments. Stakeholder groups are not expected to oppose these amendments.

No public consultation via the Canada Gazette is required, as these amendments are technical in nature; it is not expected that stakeholder groups would have any objections.

Further information


Departmental contact information

Alex Bartraw
A/Portfolio Manager
(613) 796-2980

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan


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