moved for leave to introduce Bill C-215, an act to amend the Criminal Code (consecutive sentence for use of firearm in commission of offence).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a bill entitled an act to amend the Criminal Code (consecutive sentence for use of firearm in commission of offence).
The bill would require that a sentence for the commission of certain serious offences be supplemented if a firearm is used. The additional sentence would be served consecutively to the other sentence and there would be a further minimum punishment of five years imprisonment if the firearm is not discharged, 10 years if it is discharged and 15 years if it is discharged and as result a person, other than an accomplice, is caused bodily harm.
As a former OPP officer, I fully agree with the bill. I hope it will earn the support of all of my esteemed colleagues in the House.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)