moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, an act to amend the Criminal Code (taking samples of bodily substances).
Mr. Speaker,I am pleased to reintroduce the bill, an idea which came from Bev and Lloyd Bergeson of Cremona, Alberta who lost their daughter Janiece to a dangerous driver.
The bill would allow a peace officer, who has reasonable and probable grounds, to test the bodily substances of the members of the parties involved in this situation.
I would like to point out that the deceased had no choice. They took body samples from the deceased while the living offender was able to refuse. The bill would prevent that.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)