Does BC Have a Parole Board?
Last revised January 28, 2020

Effective April 1, 2007, the Board of Parole for the Province of British Columbia was dissolved and the Parole Act, RSBC 1996, c. 346 was repealed by the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2007, SBC 2007, c. 8, s. 58.

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) determines whether offenders being held in BC provincial or federal corrections facilities are released on parole.  However, the Correctional Service of Canada is responsible for the supervision of people on parole.

Since November 1, 1992, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, SC 1992, c.20, s.144 has required the PBC to maintain a registry of its decisions along with the reasons for those decisions. Anyone may request, in writing, a copy of these decisions.


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