Mr. Speaker, I would ask the hon. member
to be fair to the facts. Bill C-72 with respect to the drunkenness defence is before the House. Indeed it is at committee.
The hon. member took a very active role in the consideration of Bill C-37, which was improved because of his work on committee dealing with amendments to the Young Offenders Act. That bill is now in the Senate. The hon. member participated in committee work with respect to Bill C-41, which is intended to strengthen the sentencing provisions of the Criminal Code.
However, on the point the hon. member raises, I can tell the hon. member as I have in the past that we will introduce legislation to amend the Criminal Code to broaden the basis upon which DNA samples can be obtained.
I emphasize to the hon. member that there are provisions-