An Act to amend the Criminal Code (emergency medical services workers)

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


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Dec. 12, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


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The purpose of this enactment is to give greater protection to emergency medical services workers under the Criminal Code.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 12th, 2007 / 3:40 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-495, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (emergency medical services workers).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce my private member's bill, which will extend vital Criminal Code protection to paramedics across Canada. The bill will make it an offence to attack any MS worker while he or she discharges his or her duties, just as Bill C-400 will do for firefighters.

I call upon members regardless of party to work with me to pass these bills by unanimous consent to help protect paramedics and firefighters. They put their lives on the line for us. It is time to give them their due.

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