moved for leave to introduce Bill C-492, an act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (home invasion offence).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my private member's bill to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This bill would do a few things.
First, on the first offence of a home invasion for young offenders, subject to all the penalties, they would have to serve mandatory probation for a minimum of one year, until they are 18, and there would also be a mandatory curfew for that time. On a second offence, they would have a minimum sentence in a youth detention centre of 30 days in addition to any other punishment.
The second part of the bill deals with the custodial parents. When they sign an undertaking to supervise those probation terms and if they are aware of a breach, they must report that breach to the authorities. Failure to report that breach would result in a summary offence punishable by $2,000 or six months in jail.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)