moved for leave to introduce Bill C-295, an act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous offenders).
Mr. Speaker, this bill extends the category of dangerous offenders to include child sexual offenders. Indeed it requires the courts, rather than giving them the discretion, to find a person a dangerous offender in the event that the offender fails to show any ability to control his impulses and refuses to participate in programs which might assist him and the safety of the public.
It is part of a general strategy which I think we all support to put our children first and to deal with dangerous offenders, in particular child sexual offenders, in a serious and committed way.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)