On September 15, 2009, the federal Department of Justice announced that the government of Canada intends to introduce legislation during the current session of Parliament to address white-collar crime. According to the Justice Department, the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code "will include creating a mandatory jail sentence for those who commit serious fraud and additional aggravating factors to justify longer sentences." While details are not yet available, the proposed legislation is also expected to include provisions respecting restitution to victims of white-collar crime.