moved for leave to introduce Bill C-274, an act to amend the Criminal Code (Order of prohibition).
Mr. Speaker, I have a bill that I think has a little more substance than the last one.
It refers to a section of the criminal code, currently section 161, which deals with an offender convicted of a sexual offence. The enactment would permit the court to make a prohibition for the offender from being in a dwelling house where the offender knows or ought to know that a person under the age of 14 is present without being in the custody or control of a person also of that age.
In essence what the bill will do is allow judges to currently expand the umbrella of protection when putting in place prohibition orders for those who have been convicted of a sexual offence.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)