Regulatory Interpretation

To support the Government of Canada’s Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is helping make information about the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR) more accessible to Canadians by providing it online.

The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) sets out the legal framework for CSC’s day-to-day business – that is, how CSC manages the care and custody of federal offenders. Section 96 allows the Government to make regulations that support that legal framework. CSC’s regulations – the CCRR – only deal with operational matters specific to CSC and give directions on how CSC must carry out the requirements of the CCRA. Therefore, they do not have an impact on external business or industry.

As per sections 97-98, of the CCRA, the Commissioner of CSC can develop rules for how CSC is run. These rules are called Commissioner’s Directives. Directives are developed to help staff apply the CCRA and the CCRR, as well as other pieces of legislation, to their work

Commissioner’s Directives are available to staff on CSC’s internal web site, to the public and offenders on conditional release on CSC’s Internet web site and to inmates through institutional librairies.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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