Mr. Speaker, while the minister is still trying to find consensus, innocent people are being killed. In August 1997, the B.C. Court of Appeals stated that if Parliament had intended to exclude certain offences from consideration under conditional sentencing, it could have done so in clear language.
I have had a private member's bill in the House for over three years that would restrict the use of conditional sentencing. Enough is enough. I will gladly lend my bill to the minister. Will he bring in legislation, now, today, to restrict conditional sentencing?