An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act (protection of spouses whose life is in danger) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Jay Hill  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of Oct. 20, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

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Witness Protection Program ActRoutine Proceedings

October 20th, 2004 / 3:20 p.m.
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Conservative

Jay Hill Conservative Prince George—Peace River, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-270, an act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act (protection of spouses whose life is in danger) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this bill that would better protect those whose lives and the lives of their children are threatened by a spouse, former spouse or intimate partner.

While there is an ad hoc program run jointly between federal government departments, the new identities program is without a legislated mandate or adequate funding.

This legislation would extend the mandate of the witness protection program to include those who have nowhere for themselves or their children to hide from an abusive spouse or partner.

I am seeking the unanimous consent of the House that the bill be numbered C-270 as it was known in the previous Parliament.

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