moved for leave to introduce Bill C-576, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer).
Madam Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a bill to amend the Criminal Code. My bill would establish that impersonating a police officer for the purpose of committing another offence shall be considered by a court to be an aggravated circumstance for sentencing purposes.
My bill seeks to preserve the trust and respect for authority that we have for peace officers and to increase penalties for those who breach that trust to cause harm.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)