Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting three petitions today.
The first petition regards the safety of our transit employees. This petition, signed by 270 Canadians, raises concerns about the alarming statistic that up to 40% of bus operators have been assaulted while on the job. Of course, that means an assault and danger not only to the operator, but to passengers, as well as the public in the vicinity of the vehicle.
The petitioners are calling on the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to provide stronger protection under federal laws.
These Canadians provide an invaluable service to the public. I submit this petition in their name and in agreement.