moved for leave to introduce Bill C-514, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (lump sum).
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured today to table my private member's bill.
RCMP officers put their lives in danger in the service of Canada and no amount of money to their beneficiaries could ever compensate for their loss but a payment of $300,000 would at least ensure that these families are not left in a vulnerable financial situation while they deal with their grief.
This bill would also ensure payment is made to the beneficiary of every officer killed in the line of duty irrespective of their time in service.
I also wish to point out that this bill is consistent with one of the key priorities of members of the Canadian Police Association who are on the Hill this week to bring their concerns directly to parliamentarians.
My colleague from Vancouver Kingsway is pleased to second this bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)