Honourable senators, before speaking on Bill C-299, I want to take this opportunity as we are finishing this session to thank Senator Runciman, the Chair of Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and Senator Fraser, the deputy chair, for the support they have given to committee members, and to Shaila Anwar and all the staff of the Senate who do such good work for us. I want to thank them and wish them a good summer. They have been truly supportive of what I wanted to do.
Honourable senators, I rise to speak at third reading of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.
This bill amends the Criminal Code to change the rules concerning mandatory surcharges. The purpose of the bill is to double victim surcharge amounts and to make them mandatory for all offenders convicted of a criminal offence…
Last Thursday was a sad day for Canadians. It was on this day that, by a vote of 48 to 37, the Omnibus Crime Bill was passed through the Senate. All Liberal Senators present, with the support of Conservative Senator Nolin, fought hard and voted against this bill but unfortunately we were out numbered. As […]
Thank you once again for taking the time to share your concerns with me regarding Bill C-10. I have been communicating with many of you for several weeks now and with others just recently. I would like to assure you that I have taken all of your concerns very seriously and I sincerely appreciate all […]
After hearing from 110 witnesses over eleven days and over fifty hour the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs study on Bill C-10 is now complete. The Liberal Senators introduced 17 amendments and unfortunately none of these were adopted. I worked on three amendments addressing the issue of mandatory minimum punishment. My amendments can […]
Bill C-10 The Standing Senate Committee is currently studying Bill C‑10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act […]