A new provincial parole board was a big piece of the United Conservatives election platform in the last election.
And with Bill 18 passed, it’s now another promise kept by Jason Kenney and his team.
The new Alberta Parole Board means stronger measures to keep Albertans safe and to ensure repeat offenders and parolees are not able to re-victimize their victims.
Who would you prefer making decisions on criminals under provincial jurisdiction: Trudeau's appointees, or people picked by the Govt of Alberta? We have a serious crime problem in Alberta. A new Alberta Parole Board would be best placed to make decisions. https://t.co/ZG96AB8cPH— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) March 25, 2019
The bill also means more Alberta and less Ottawa putting Alberta appointees in place instead of appointees from Trudeau’s Liberal government in Ottawa.
The creation of the Alberta Parole Board will be an important step in ensuring our justice system is responsive to the unique challenges and concerns of Albertans. #abpoli #ableg pic.twitter.com/oFKrvZHuIQ— Doug Schweitzer (@doug_schweitzer) June 3, 2020
The board will determine early release eligibility for those serving sentences in provincial facilities, which are sentences less than two years and will be a key piece in efforts to put an end to a revolving door justice system.