Madam Speaker, the hon. member is going to mention to clergy in her community the repeal of this section. Is she also going to mention that there are already offences related to all of these things, such as causing a disturbance, hate crimes, assault, uttering threats, and intimidation? Section 175 covers impeding or molesting other persons and causing a disturbance; section 264, uttering threats; section 423, intimidation; and section 319, public incitement of hatred.
Would she not agree that it is not necessary to create a specific offence for a clergyman when other offences of general application apply to not only clergymen but everyone in our community?