Marginal note:Criteria for granting parole
102. The Board or a provincial parole board may grant parole to an offender if, in its opinion,
(a) the offender will not, by reoffending, present an undue risk to society before the expiration according to law of the sentence the offender is serving; and
(b) the release of the offender will contribute to the protection of society by facilitating the reintegration of the offender into society as a law-abiding citizen.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 102;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 27(F).
Constitution and Jurisdiction of Board
Marginal note:Board continued
103. The National Parole Board is continued as the Parole Board of Canada and consists of not more than 60 full-time members and a number of part-time members all of whom are appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for periods not exceeding 10 years and three years, respectively.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 103;
- 1993, c. 34, s. 57(F);
- 2012, c. 1, s. 73.
Marginal note:Chairperson and Executive Vice-Chairperson
104. The Governor in Council shall designate one of the full-time members of the Board to be its Chairperson and, on the recommendation of the Minister, one of the full-time members to be its Executive Vice-Chairperson.
105. (1) Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release.
Marginal note:Part-time members
(2) A part-time member of the Board has the same powers and duties as a full-time member of the Board.
(3) Each member of the Board other than the Chairperson and the Executive Vice-Chairperson shall be assigned to a division of the Board specified in the instrument of appointment.
(4) All members of the Board are ex officio members of every division of the Board and may, with the approval of the Chairperson, sit on a panel of any division of the Board, subject to such conditions and during such periods as are approved by the Chairperson.
(5) Members of the Board shall exercise their functions in accordance with policies adopted pursuant to subsection 151(2).
(6) Subject to subsection 152(3), the review under this Part of any case within a particular class of cases shall be made by a panel that consists of at least the number of members of the Board specified in the regulations as the minimum number of members for cases of that class.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 105;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 71(F).
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