Mr. Speaker, all members should thank the member for Dufferin—Caledon for bringing this important legislation forward.
Our nation's war memorials are sacred ground and those who would dishonour the memory of our veterans should face serious consequences.
This legislation would create a new offence related to protecting war memorials and would establish tough new penalties for anyone who intentionally damages or defiles these permanent tributes to Canada's fallen heroes.
There will be a vote in a few minutes. I encourage all members to support the bill. Our fallen soldiers deserve nothing less.