June 1 2020 5:02pm

Bill 18 aims to replace federal Parole Board with Alberta counterpart for provincial offenders

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney explains that Bill 18, the Corrections Amendment Act, tabled Monday in the legislature aims to replace the Parole Board of Canada with a new Alberta Parole Board, which would determine parole or early release eligibility for offenders serving sentences in provincial correctional facilities, which are sentenced less than two years. Kenney said the Alberta board would be modelled after provincial ones in Ontario and Quebec.

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