19. An inmate becomes eligible for parole
(a) after serving seven years of imprisonment, in the case of a sentence of imprisonment for life imposed as a maximum sentence;
(b) after serving one-half of the sentence of imprisonment imposed by the court or ten years, whichever is less, in the case of a sentence of imprisonment of two years or more, where the circumstances set out in section 743.6 of the Criminal Code (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter C-46) apply; or
(c) after serving one-third of the sentence of imprisonment imposed by the court or seven years, whichever period is shorter, in other cases.
Any period spent in prison for that offence from the arrest until the sentence is comprised in computing the period provided for in subparagraph a.
1978, c. 22, s. 19; 1998, c. 27, s. 6.