In 2022 the CPLA appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in R v Bissonnette, a case that addressed the constitutionality of section 745.41 of the Criminal Code, which permitted people to be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years, 75 years, or longer. CPLA argued that the section constituted cruel and unusual punishment and was fundamentally irreconcilable with the purposes of the correctional and parole system – rehabilitation and reintegration.

You can read CPLA’s full written submissions here.