Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her remarks.
As I see it, we all agree that the provisions in the bill dealing with sexual assault are good ones. Good amendments have been proposed and they will provide assistance for the victims of this shameful crime.
I would like to ask my colleague a question. When the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice gave his presentation on the bill, I asked him why we were taking out section 176 of the Criminal Code. He replied that one of the reasons why some sections of the code were being removed was that they were no longer being used. I gave him an example of one case in Ottawa, on June 9, 2017, in which one of the sections was used in the criminal proceedings that are currently going on.
Why does the hon. member think that the parliamentary secretary was not aware of that fact?