moved for leave to introduce Bill C-339, an act to amend the Criminal Code (order of prohibition).
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to the House a private member's bill that would amend the Criminal Code of Canada.
This enactment would change Criminal Code section 163 pertaining to the court orders that may be made with respect to the prohibition of an offender attending certain places. This would amend that section to include “dwelling house”, where an offender knows or ought to know that a person under the age of 14 years is present and that a parent, guardian or other person who has lawful charge of that person under the age of 14 is not present.
This bill was initiated by a woman by the name of Donna Goler from Nova Scotia. A very sad situation involving that family brought her to propose this type of amendment. Therefore, I would ask members to support this legislation, which is aimed specifically at helping children where sexual abuse most often occurs, which is in a dwelling house.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)