Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by 870 people in my riding of Red Deer.
Parliament's recent amendments to the Criminal Code in response to the Daviault and Seaboyer cases, as well as amendments to deal with stalking and harassing conduct, reflect public policy
underlying the law which requires males to take responsibility for their violent behaviour toward women.
Therefore, the petitioners request that Parliament review and change relevant provisions of the Criminal Code to ensure that men take responsibility for their violent behaviour. I support the request which is made by the petitioners.