An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mass transit operators)

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


Judy Wasylycia-Leis  NDP

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


Not active, as of Dec. 3, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to provide for criminal sanctions for the perpetrators of assaults against mass transit operators.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 3rd, 2007 / 3:05 p.m.
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Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP Winnipeg North, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mass transit operators).

Mr. Speaker, the bill aims to amend the Criminal Code so those convicted of assaulting the operators of buses, street cars, rail and light rail vehicles and ferries would receive the same penalties as currently applied for the assaults of pilots and peace officers.

Millions of Canadians depend on the skill and protection of transit drivers each day, yet as the law stands, these workers regularly endure threats and attack. Since 9/11, we have become especially aware of the targeting of mass transit vehicles and the vulnerability of their operators.

I trust that all parliamentarians will want to support this measure of deterrence.

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