Mr. Speaker, we all read with shock and horror the facts of the case to which the hon. member has referred. I do
not want to discuss that case because at least two people have been taken into custody and that is a matter for the courts.
Let me speak to the broader point the hon. member has raised not for the first time in this House. Let me say I have responded not for the first time in this House that this government, from its platform through to its present policy, has recognized the need for changes to the Young Offenders Act. A thorough review of the statute is needed to determine whether it continues to meet the needs of the Canadian public.
As I have told my hon. friend in the past we are going to introduce legislation in this House in June to make specific changes to the statute. At the same time we will turn the Young Offenders Act in its entirety over to the justice committee of which the hon. member is a member for a thorough review to ensure it meets the needs of juvenile justice in Canada.
That is the same response I gave last time. I shall give that response the next time the hon. member asks the same question.