moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (kidnapping of young person).
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill to recognize the severity of kidnapping a child under the age of 16 by a stranger.
As most members know, earlier this month Kienan Hiebert was kidnapped from his residence in Sparwood. He was safely returned.
We must send a message to those who do these crimes that these crimes will not be tolerated in Canada.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)