An Act to amend the Criminal Code (attempting to disarm a peace officer)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Peter MacKay  Progressive Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Feb. 9, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 9th, 2001 / 12:15 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Progressive Conservative Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-257, an act to amend the Criminal Code (attempting to disarm a peace officer).

Mr. Speaker, this a criminal code amendment that would create a specific criminal offence for disarming a police officer. This is an issue that is certainly being closely watched and monitored by police and peace officers across the country. It would create a specific offence, with sanctions attached, for any attempts made by any individual to take away a weapon or an instrument that the police officers use for the protection of society.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)