Mr. Speaker, I met with the mother of the boy who was killed on the Montreal street, Daniel Desrochers, last year.
I have also worked with my colleague, the Solicitor General of Canada, and with the police chiefs of Quebec and elsewhere, to find ways of improving criminal law to back up our police forces in their battle against organized crime.
Last September, the solicitor general and myself held a symposium here in Ottawa on organized crime, to which we invited police chiefs, lawyers, and provincial attorneys general. We discussed various approaches to provide police forces with the tools to combat organized crime. We identified about a dozen concrete measures.
The solicitor general and myself intend to introduce amendments to the Criminal Code in the coming months, to that end.