Mr. Speaker, it is about time that we got back to reality.
I have heard inflammatory comments from members of the Reform Party, and in her effort to correct the record I think the hon. member for Yukon only made things slightly worse, but in the other direction. She referred to things such as treatment, which fall under the authority of the provincial government, as she knows. I really wonder how hon. members can make statements such as that.
I heard a Reform Party member ask why are we not addressing in this bill issues dealing with pedophiles. This is an amendment to the Young Offenders Act, made prior to the comprehensive 10-year review. This amendment is designed to be an interim measure until we have more comprehensive review of the legislation. It is not a substitute for the review. As a matter of fact, the review is going to start very shortly. All members of the House know that.
Only a few days ago a member of the Reform Party was sending letters to Canadians, telling them that members did not care about such issues and that the only way to get things fixed was to buy a membership card for the Reform Party. That is the kind of nonsense and fearmongering that we have been hearing. It is victimizing Canadians, trying to take advantage of fears which they might have.
It is about time we had a little bit of honesty surrounding this and other issues involving social policy and justice.