moved for leave to introduce Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breath alcohol analysis).
Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to introduce a bill that is designed to allow random breath testing.
This law will save lives throughout Canada by giving our police an additional tool in the fight against drinking and driving.
It is important to note that, in countries that use it, random breath testing has proved to be effective in deterring drunk individuals from getting behind the wheel.
Various stakeholders, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have been calling for this amendment to the Criminal Code for years. Some representatives from MADD are here in Parliament today.
I am encouraged by the fact that the government has already acknowledged that this is a top priority. I hope that members from all the parties will support this initiative, which will make our roads safer for Canadian families.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)