An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighters)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of June 3, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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

The purpose of this enactment is to give greater protection to firefighters under the Criminal Code.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 3rd, 2009 / 4:35 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-405, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighters).

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to introduce a bill today that would hold fully accountable those who would deliberately contribute to the dangers firefighters have to contend with each day by virtue of criminal behaviour. The vital service provided by firefighters is something for which we should always be grateful. In times of emergency, these men and women demonstrate incredible courage and unwavering bravery in service to their communities.

It is for this reason that we are called upon to act to protect them under the Criminal Code from those who would willingly and purposely add to the dangers faced by firefighters when they act in the course of their duty.

I implore all colleagues to support the bill and, in so doing, to continue to honour the hard work and dedication demonstrated each day by firefighters across Canada.

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