An Act to amend the Criminal Code (recruitment of children and swarming)

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. 21, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 21st, 2001 / 3:15 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Progressive Conservative Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-275, an act to amend the Criminal Code (recruitment of children and swarming).

Mr. Speaker, once again, this bill pertains to the criminal code in its current form. I introduced the bill in the last parliament.

It would essentially amend the criminal code to include a provision that would make it illegal to elicit or recruit children to commit criminal offences.

It would also put in place a new provision of the criminal code which would prohibit the offence of swarming, which is an offence that is sadly becoming increasingly prevalent in a number of communities around the country.

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