An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

Sponsor

Peter Julian  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 13, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to amend the Criminal Code in order to give greater protection to public transportation workers by creating a new offence of first degree murder and increasing the punishment for aggravated assault when the victim is a public transportation worker.

Elsewhere

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 13th, 2007 / 10:30 a.m.
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NDP

Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).

Mr. Speaker, this is an act to amend the Criminal Code to protect public transit workers. A recent survey showed that 36% of bus drivers and transit operators have experienced some form of physical assault. In Vancouver and the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia there are about 240 physical attacks on drivers every year. In the greater Toronto region, it is more than one a day. The lives of Canadians are in their hands. The least that we could do is move to protect them.

This is An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers). A recent survey showed that 36% of bus drivers and transit operators have experienced some form of physical assault. In Montreal, there are more than 100 attacks per year.

Since bus drivers and transit operators protect us as they transport us to our homes and work, we truly hope that the members of this House will support the NDP's bill to protect these bus drivers and transit operators.

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