moved for leave to introduce Bill C-489, an act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous child sexual predators).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this private member's bill, entitled Carrie's guardian angel law.
The purpose of the bill is to ensure that the fullest force of the law is brought to bear on violent sexual predators. It carries a minimum sentence of life imprisonment in cases of sexual assault on a child that also involve repeated assaults, multiple victims, repeat offences, more than one offender, an element of confinement or kidnapping for an offender who is in a position of trust with respect to the child.
Under the provisions of the bill, an offender would be ineligible for parole for 20 years and ineligible for day parole or unescorted absence for 17 years.
I urge all members to support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)