Legal and Constitutional Affairs – March 27, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – March 27, 2014

The committee concludes its study of Bill C-14 with clause-by-clause consideration. C-14 deals with individuals found not criminally responsible (NCR) or unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder. It amends the mental disorder regime in the Criminal Code to specify that public safety is the paramount consideration when decisions are made about a not NCR accused person. It would also create a high-risk designation, as well as ensure that victims are more included in the judicial process. (March 27, 2014)