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)