Mr. Speaker, law enforcement agencies in Canada work hard to fight organized crime, but police officers have to deal with budget and legal constraints.
In addition, aboriginal women are overrepresented when it comes to violence and tragic disappearances. Here too, the police would like to have new legislative tools from the government.
With Bill C-51, the government is overlooking key safety issues and sidestepping other serious problems.
Does the government think it makes sense to combat terrorism when so many other situations also require expanded legal powers?