Themes of Parole as Presented in Bill C-10: Contributing to the Conservative Government's 'Tough on Crime' Approach to the Criminal Justice System?

Michael Lynch
Canada’s federal prison population has been rising for the past 10 years. This is perplexing given Canada’s national official crime rate has been declining since the 1970’s. One possible explanation for the rising prison population could be related to the restrictive measures imposed on parole policies during the last forty years. This thesis intends to analyze the recent parliamentary discourses surrounding recent legislative changes brought to parole by the conservative government. In doing so, a...
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