An Act to amend the Criminal Code (recruitment of children and swarming)

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


Peter MacKay  Conservative

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


Not active, as of Feb. 25, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 25th, 2005 / 12:10 p.m.
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Peter MacKay Conservative Central Nova, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-341, an act to amend the Criminal Code (recruitment of children and swarming).

Mr. Speaker, this is an attempt to amend the Criminal Code to bring more meaningful deterrence and prevention with respect to what I would describe as two relatively recent phenomena of young people having been involved in the act of swarming, where violence is perpetrated on others. It often is associated with bullying in schools.

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create a specific offence making it illegal to recruit children to commit offences or to participate in the violent act of swarming.

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