moved for leave to introduce Bill C-298, an act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous offender).
Mr. Speaker, the bill is intended to amend section 753 where offenders can be declared as dangerous at the time of sentencing. The bill would extend that to an earlier of the following dates: the date on which the offender is released from imprisonment for the offence on parole or statutory release, and the date on which the sentence expires.
Many cases of recidivism have been shown over the last few years. These people need to be identified in a different fashion. I believe the authorities on the front lines of the prisons are the best people to do that. This bill would take care of that language.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)