moved for leave to introduce Bill C-353, an act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant).
Mr. Speaker, my second private member's bill is entitled an act to amend the criminal code respecting arrest without warrant. It is based on a number of meetings I have had with police officers across Canada in which they have repeatedly stated that they need more power to enforce the law in order to make society safer.
The bill helps them achieve that by giving peace officers the power to arrest without a warrant a person who is in breach of a probation order binding the person or a condition of the person's parole.
Presently they can only notify parole officers and sometimes it takes so long that a crime is committed. This would prevent that from happening.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)