moved for leave to introduce Bill C-386, an act to amend the Criminal Code (probation order).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be able to present the bill to the House of Commons, although I am very sad about the conditions which led to my presentation.
Last summer there was a situation where a father beat up his 28-day old son. The judge recommended that there be changes in legislation that would allow judges to attach probation periods to federal sentences.
When sentences are put by a judge where there is full understanding of the situation, the judge at the time of sentencing should be able to set probation standards so that they are not established at some future point in time by people who are unaware of the absolute horror and tragedy of many of these situations.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)