moved for leave to introduce Bill C-361, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals).
Mr. Speaker, I thank my seconder of my bill for providing me with this occasion to introduce a bill that would make it an offence to wilfully or recklessly poison, injure or kill a law enforcement animal. It also would enable the court to make an order for restitution in respect to any such offence.
I wish to thank the Humane Society and the counsellors, Lindsay Luby as well as Dan Sandor, for their initiative.
It is important that we treat animals that are working within the context of law enforcement in the same way that we would treat those who are protecting our cities and our streets.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)