moved for leave to introduce Bill C-385, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition).
Mr. Speaker, currently, the courts cannot prohibit a pedophile from being alone in the presence of a child under the age of fourteen years. I am introducing this bill today in the House of Commons in order to correct this shortcoming so the Criminal Code may be amended to permit the courts to impose such an order of prohibition.
The aim is also to help protect children. This legislative amendment will reduce the risk of repeat offences with regard to individual rights and freedoms.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)