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Ten-Year Status Report on Women’s Corrections



CSC Action Plan Update – March 2006

Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston,
The Honourable Louise Arbour, Commissioner

April 1996

Arbour Recommendations
1. I recommend that this report be made public. ACCEPTED. (COMPLETE)

The report was released by the Minister on April 1, 1996 and widely distributed at that time. It is also available via internet on the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) website ( A hard copy may be accessed on loan from the PSEPC Library.

2. I recommend that the videotape of the IERT intervention at the Prison for Women on April 26/27, 1994, which has been attached as an exhibit to the original of this report, be made available by the Secretariat of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, on request, free of charge. ACCEPTED. (COMPLETE)

The principle of making the video accessible for serious study was accepted. Requests for the videotape are reviewed and processed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.

3. I recommend that a copy of that videotape be attached to any copy of this report which will be preserved in Archives. ACCEPTED. (COMPLETE)

A copy of the Commission’s Report and the videotape are in the collection stored at Library and Archives Canada.