moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, an act to amend the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act.
Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure and optimism that I am reintroducing this bill today. Its purpose is to ensure that a person serving time in prison will not be able to sue the federal government or its employees under any federal legislation in respect of a claim arising while that person is under sentence.
If enacted, the bill will put an end to the practice of prisoners engaging in frivolous lawsuits against the federal government and to their abuse of the legal system.
I urge all members in the House to give serious consideration to the bill and to support it.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)