What is the test for reducing the period of parole ineligibility under section 745.61 of the Criminal Code?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v Rowe, 2015 ONSC 2576 (CanLII):

The judge conducting the s. 745.61 screening application must consider the five areas the jury would consider to decide whether the period of parole ineligibility should be reduced: i. the character of the applicant, ii. the applicant’s conduct while serving the sentence, iii. the nature of the offence for which the applicant was convicted, iv. any information provided by the victim at the time of the imposition of sentence or at the time of the hearing under this section, and v. any other matters that the judge considers relevant.

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