An Act to amend the Criminal Code (search and seizure)

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


Leon Benoit  Conservative

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


Not active, as of May 11, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

May 11th, 2005 / 3:25 p.m.
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Leon Benoit Conservative Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-382, an act to amend the Criminal Code (search and seizure).

Mr. Speaker, about 10 years ago the government passed Bill C-68, the much hated bill which put the gun registry in place. It also put in place extremely unusual search and seizure provisions which would allow police officers, without a warrant, even in cases where no offence had been committed or suspected of having been committed, to enter a home and seize the weapons and remove them.

This legislation would prevent that from happening and put in place the normal process. Unless police officers have evidence that a crime has been committed, they would first have to obtain a search warrant. My bill is proposing a much needed change to the legislation regarding firearms.

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