Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank my colleague from Saint-Laurent for her question and for her dedication to this issue.
I want to clarify one very important point: Being intoxicated is not a defence for criminal acts such as sexual assault. That was the law before the Supreme Court decisions and it is still the law today.
Bill C-28 amends the Criminal Code so that in the rare case of extreme intoxication, someone in a state of negligent self-induced extreme intoxication can be criminally responsible.
We will continue to build a justice system that is more effective, fairer, and worthy of victims' trust.