Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Peter MacKay  Conservative

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to better protect law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals and to ensure that offenders who harm those animals or assault peace officers are held fully accountable.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

June 15, 2015 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on April 29, 2015

  • Sergeant Troy Carriere, Staff Sergeant, Canine and Flight Operations Section, Edmonton Police Service
  • Stephen Kaye, President, Canadian Police Canine Association
  • Diane Bergeron, Executive Director, Strategic Relations and Engagement, Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on April 27, 2015

  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on May 6, 2015

  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice