This page disambiguates the use of the term reform.

The term reform is used in many different senses in Canadian law and politics.

  1. historically, in the context of criminal justice, reform is often a synonym for rehabilitate or rehabilitation, e.g. as in reform school or reformatory
  2. also historically, as the name of an actual federal political party, the Reform Party of Canada founded by Preston Manning
  3. presently, referring to its goals or the faction in the Conservative Party of Canada that today shares those goals
  4. presently referring to political reform efforts, specifically accountability in government and electoral reform projects