moved for leave to introduce Bill C-273, an act to amend the Criminal Code (violent crimes).
Mr. Speaker, this bill can properly be characterized as two violent strikes legislation. For anyone who is convicted for the second time of a violent offence, that criminal shall be sentenced to life imprisonment.
For those who wish to rape, maim, conspire, corrupt and commit all manner of violent acts, this private member's initiative is bad news to them.
For victims and their families this bill represents a return to the principles of fundamental justice. It means those who repeatedly hurt and prey on the young, innocent the law-abiding will spend the rest of their natural lives in prison.
Let there be no mistake about the intent of this bill: two violent strikes and the criminal is out for life.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)