An Act to amend the Criminal Code (violent crimes)

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


Art Hanger  Conservative

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


Not active, as of May 6, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

May 6th, 2005 / 12:05 p.m.
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Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-378, an act to amend the Criminal Code (violent crimes).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this private member's bill. Under this bill, everyone who is convicted for a second time of a violent offence shall be sentenced to life imprisonment, in other words, two strikes and they are out. In so doing, these criminals will never again be able to harm anyone.

Canadians deserve to feel safe in their own homes, on the street or in their communities. In short, Canadians want a country in which they are not constantly looking over their shoulders to see who is coming after them.

This bill sends a strong message to the perpetrators of violent crimes that if convicted for a second time, they will be locked away for a very long time.

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