Bill C-525 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (protection of the public)
This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.
Geoff Regan Liberal
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
(This bill did not become law.)
Youth Criminal Justice Act
March 12th, 2008 / 3:50 p.m.
Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-525, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (protection of the public).
Mr. Speaker, this bill is in response to the tragic death of a Nova Scotia teaching assistant, named Theresa McEvoy, who was killed in a 2004 car crash by a repeat young offender. It encompasses all the Nunn commission recommendations, including those which Bill C-25 failed to address.
I should emphasize the work of Mr. Justice Nunn and also thank Mr. Hugh Wright, the lawyer for the family of Theresa McEvoy, for his assistance with drafting the bill.
Finally, I want to thank my colleague, the member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, for seconding the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)