moved for leave to introduce Bill C-223, an act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review).
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill to amend section 745.6 of the Criminal Code. This section, the so-called faint hope clause, allows those convicted of life in prison without eligibility of parole for 25 years to use a legislated back door and apply after only 15 years. Some 82% of those applicants are successful. Murderers are walking on our streets early as a result.
My amendment would increase the period for judicial review from 15 years to 100 years. This would effectively eliminate this ill-considered and insulting law.
It is time we stopped obstructing justice and started obstructing this terrible criminal loop-hole.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)