moved for leave to introduce Bill C-392, an act to amend the Criminal Code (sex offences and violent offences).
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my coalition colleague from Prince George--Peace River for seconding the bill.
This private member's bill would bring about an amendment to the criminal code that would preclude persons who have committed and been convicted of committing sexual offences or offences involving violence from receiving the benefit, I would suggest, of an application of conditional sentences under the criminal code. This would preclude judges from applying sentences that they mete out for offences that fall in that category.
I believe that this would be an important amendment, more reflective of the deterrence that is required under the criminal code. Again, I hope all members would support this private member's bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)