Mr. Speaker, this is something of importance to the government. I think it is clear to people serving in this House that the Minister of Justice on
behalf of this government has had a very heavy legislative program in the area of justice reform, particularly matters of concern to women.
Chief among them is the new Firearms Control Act. This was a major priority. With this act being adopted, we are well on our way to having the most effective gun control system in the world. This is important to prevent violence against Canadians generally but particularly against women.
I thought I heard some grumbling from members of the Reform Party. I wish they would listen to what has been said in the House this morning and change their narrow-minded position and give support to this measure if they are sincere in their wish to fight against family violence, particularly violence against women.