Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court of Canada is setting an example internationally.
Many of the decisions handed down by our supreme court are influencing cases in other countries, such as England, the United States, India and Israel.
Our criminal law is being held up as an example in such important areas as presumption of innocence, administrative law, native law and civil responsibility. Even more important in my view is the impact of our jurisprudence on rights and freedoms.
The Canadian values of freedom, responsibility, transparency and equality are transmitted through our institutions. This is one more reason why I am proud to be a Canadian.