moved for leave to introduce Bill C-454, an act to amend the Criminal Code (section 606).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce my private member's bill which would amend certain provisions of section 606 of the Criminal Code relating to plea bargaining. It would ensure that when a plea bargain is used for a serious crime the Attorney General of Canada must approve it in writing.
My bill sends a clear message to Canadians that there will be a new level of accountability in our justice system. It also sends a message to the legal community that Canadians, while supportive of plea bargains, believe they are all too common and often favour the criminal.
I am confident all members will support it when given the opportunity.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)