An Act to amend the Criminal Code (murder of a firefighter)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Paul Forseth  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Dec. 11, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2002 / 3:50 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Paul Forseth Canadian Alliance New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-337, an act to amend the Criminal Code (murder of a firefighter).

Mr. Speaker, this enactment amends the Criminal Code to add the murder of firefighters acting in the course of their duties to the list of offences that constitute first degree murder.

With the growing prospect of urban terrorism, it is often firefighters who are the first into harm's way of a created, premeditated, dangerous situation. Also, our International Association of Fire Fighters has been asking for this measure for some time, and I hope the House of Commons will soon oblige with this appropriate recognition and protection.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)