moved for leave to introduce Bill C-470, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.
Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Cypress Hills--Grasslands for seconding my private member's bill.
I rise to introduce my private member's bill which, if enacted, will amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to provide that any person who receives a sentence as a result of being convicted of an indictable offence while on conditional release is obliged to serve the remainder of the original sentence and at least two-thirds of the new sentence.
In addition, the bill provides that if a person has been convicted on more than one occasion of an indictable offence committed while on conditional release, that person is not eligible for conditional release in respect of any new sentences.
This private member's bill is introduced out of respect and to honour the hard work of the Canadian Police Association, representing some 26,000 police officers. The Canadian Police Association diligently endeavours to make this country a safer place.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)