Mr. Speaker, the best way to fight gangs and organized crime is to disrupt the criminal enterprises they depend on.
Auto theft significantly impacts individual Canadians and businesses, with an estimated cost of more than $1 billion each year.
While my constituents in North Vancouver, and all Canadians, suffer the financial and emotional impacts of this crime, organized crime profits. This is why our government is committed to cracking down on auto theft.
We have legislation which has been held up in the Senate for months to add new penalties in the area of property theft and, more specifically, the serious crime of auto theft. My message to the Liberal leader is simple: Pass this legislation.
Canadians can count on this government and the Prime Minister to stand up for the rights of victims and law-abiding Canadians.