I said that I actually believe that putting the principles mandated by the Supreme Court of Canada into the legislation helps, for sure, non-lawyers. But section 3, as people have talked about, is already currently the balancing. It talks about long-term protection. It talks about educating the public about how the act is working. It is already the balancing. To include reduced moral blameworthiness is a good thing. It is a principle. It's good to know up front.
On June 3rd, 2010. See this statement in context.