Imposition of LTSO instead of DO designation

 

In order to impose an LTSO, there must be evidence of the availability in the community of the resources necessary to supervise the accused. The court can look to, and rely upon, the resources of the Parole Board of Canada, Correctional Services Canada, and the mental health care system, to make this finding: R v Hess, 2017 ONCA 224 at paras 58-64

Commencement of Long Term Supervision Order

Where an offender is already serving a sentence, a long-term supervision order does not start until the offender’s sentence is completed.  Even if the offender is released from custody, his sentence continues until warrant expiry.  On that date, the long-term supervision order takes

effect: R v MO, 2016 ONCA 236 at para 32