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

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.

Sponsor

Peter Julian  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 11, 2009
(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

February 11th, 2009 / 3:15 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).

Mr. Speaker, more and more serious incidents of violence toward transportation workers are occurring across the country: in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga and Halifax. We have heard recently about a number of different incidents where bus drivers and transit workers have been assaulted.

The bill would create a new category within the Criminal Code that would ensure the protection of public transportation workers by creating a separate first degree murder offence and increasing the punishment for aggravated assault when a victim is a public transportation worker.

Every day the women and men who run our public transportation systems across the country do their utmost to ensure that Canadians arrive at work safely. We must ensure that their workplace is safe. That is why I have moved this bill today.

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