moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, an act to amend the Criminal Code (violent crimes or sexual offences).
Mr. Speaker, this private member's bill will send this message to criminals: two violence or sex strikes and you are out.
This legislation directs our courts and judges to automatically order a life sentence for any offender who, on two or more separate occasions, is convicted of a serious violent or sexual offence.
Canadians deserve to feel that they and their families are safe in their homes, at work, at school, on the street and in their communities. In short, Canadians want a country in which we can look to the future instead of over our shoulders.
Consequently this bill is urgently needed to address the unchecked proliferation of high risk violent criminals, pedophiles and sexual predators who cause great harm to our communities.
I urge all hon. members to give this legislation their full and fair consideration.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)