Harper Government Highlights Royal Assent of the Drug-Free Prisons Act

Jun 18, 2015

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, highlighted the Royal Assent of Bill C-12, the Drug-Free Prisons Act. Our Government’s Bill amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to provide the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) with explicit legislative tools to reconsider the release of criminals who have been granted parole, but refused or failed a drug test prior to being released in the community.