Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to introduce a petition in this House from over 2,000 people across the country. Persons convicted of indictable offences and serving prison terms have been able to change their names while in prison. Being able to change their names enables these persons upon their release to remain unknown to local police and to give the impression of not having a criminal record.
Therefore the petitioners call on Parliament to enact legislation which would prohibit convicts serving terms of imprisonment for indictable offences from being able to change their names.
I submit that to the House and will follow up with a private member's bill.