Mr. Speaker, I will read from an article that appeared in the Toronto Sun referring to Paul Bernardo and the mollycoddling of other sadistic criminals in this country:
In our society, it's the criminals who really count. Violent criminals get an inordinate amount of our attention. They are celebrities, and so they have all the trappings of success. For them, room service and cable. For them, counselling, university education, exercise equipment, health care, clothing, mail service, hot showers and central heating.
Commit something big enough and get your own room away from the other riff-raff, which will ensure that you are not subjected to the same sorts of abuse you have been shelling out to others.
The bottom may drop out of the social safety net for the rest of us but one sociopath and many other criminal deviants will be safe and warm.
I commend my colleague from Fraser Valley for his initiative in introducing a motion calling on the government to draft a victim bill of rights.