moved for leave to introduce Bill C-259, an act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant).
Mr. Speaker, it gives me pleasure to reintroduce this bill as I had done so in the last session.
This bill basically is put together to give police the power that they presently do not have to arrest a parolee who is in obvious violation of his restrictions.
In other words, the police are telling me that when these parolees are breaking their parole rules, the police have no ability to prevent anything from happening because they do not have that power. This bill will give them that power, a much needed bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)