moved for leave to introduce Bill C-528, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (substances used in the production of methamphetamine).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this very important bill. It would give the RCMP the tools to crack down on crystal methamphetamine problems. This illegal drug has rampaged my riding as well as most of the ridings in Alberta. It is a very serious problem.
The legislation is supported by the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties. They are struggling with this problem on a firsthand basis in their communities.
I talked to an RCMP member on the weekend. He was very impressed with the opportunity to have legislation that would give him the tools to crack down on those elements that go toward the making of crystal methamphetamine.
The legislation is commonplace in many of the states in the United States. It is a matter that we should be looking at very seriously because it would give the RCMP the ability to crack down on this drug. The precursor of being able to make the drug and having large amounts of it in a person's possession would be deemed an illegal act. It is something that we encourage the House to consider as we move it forward.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)