Thank you, Mr. Gilmour, for coming today and for providing this much-needed technical analysis of the bill.
You may have already covered my question a bit in your answer to Mr. McKinnon. Is it better from a policy point of view to target a behaviour, or the location where that behaviour occurs? You already mentioned that under section 718.2, judges have the discretion to add to a sentence for any kind of offence, if it was motivated by bias or hate against an identifiable group.
If someone commits mischief today and it's clearly identifiable as motivated by hate against an identifiable group, what I'm reading is that section 718.2 allows a judge to make the sentence far greater than if it had been committed by itself.