First Session, Forty-fourth Parliament,
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-220
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assault against a health care worker)
FIRST READING, December 16, 2021
Mr. Davies
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to require a court to consider the fact that the victim of an assault is a health care worker to be an aggravating circumstance for the purposes of sentencing.
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1st Session, 44th Parliament,
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-220
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assault against a health care worker)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-46

Criminal Code

1The Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after section 269.‍01:
Aggravating circumstance — assault against a health care worker
269.‍02(1)When a court imposes a sentence for an offence referred to in paragraph 264.‍1(1)‍(a) or any of sections 266 to 269, it shall consider as an aggravating circumstance the fact that the victim of the offence was, at the time of the commission of the offence, a health care worker engaged in the performance of their duty.
Definition of health care worker
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), health care worker includes any individual employed in a health care setting such as a hospital, residential facility, treatment clinic, pharmacy or the home of a person receiving home care.
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