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What is a Parole Board of Canada decision?

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has exclusive authority to make conditional release (parole) decisions for offenders in federal and territorial prisons. Under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), the Board may grant, deny or revoke parole or, under certain circumstances, order the detention of offenders subject to statutory release. The PBC also makes parole decisions for offenders serving sentences of less than two years in provinces that do not have their own parole boards (only the provinces of Quebec and Ontario have their own parole boards).

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