moved for leave to introduce Bill C-254, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code.
Mr. Speaker, this bill is identical to Bill C-240 which was introduced in the first session of this Parliament on April 22, 1994.
Pursuant to the order made on March 4, I am requesting that this bill be reinstated to the same position it was prior to prorogation.
The bill seeks to amend both the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. It would allow for post-sentence detention orders. Currently a dangerous offender designation can be sought only at the time of sentencing, which occasionally requires our justice system to release offenders who are deemed high risk to commit further serious offences.
The bill would permit the authorities to seek a dangerous offender designation against these individuals in the last year of their sentence. I humbly request that it go back where it was before prorogation.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)