Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the initiative put forth by the families of the four slain officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. They have come together in asking Canadians to join them in the referendum of light. On the third day of every month, Canadians are asked to turn on their porch or patio lights in support of tougher sentences and paroles for drug related offences and a new national drug policy.
These families have highlighted a very important issue to the people of Canada and to the people of my home province of Saskatchewan. For months I pushed this government to reclassify crystal meth to allow for tougher sentencing. Despite the years of rhetoric, the Liberal government has consistently failed to bring in effective sentencing reform.
This government's approach to crime has failed and on behalf of the people of Palliser, I congratulate the families of the fallen officers for pushing this government to finally get tough on crime.