moved for leave to introduce Bill C-288, an act to amend the Criminal Code (prostitution).
Mr. Speaker, this bill relates to the offences for communicating for the purposes of prostitution. It allows the prosecutor to proceed with either an indictable offence or a summary offence. This bill was actually brought into being by issues of concern in my own constituency where people who are paying taxes want to have safe streets outside their own homes.
This approach to the amendment of the criminal code in this area has been endorsed by a federal and provincial task force on this issue. I look forward to its hearing.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)