Justice Madam Speaker, Canadians deserve to feel safe and be safe. That is why introduced Bill C-48, a targeted reform to our bail laws, designed to focus on violent repeat offenders, gun and knife violence, and intimate partner violence. This bill is the product of collaboration with
Public Safety Madam Speaker, I would like to just repeat what I was saying earlier. With Bill C-48, introduced a couple of weeks ago, we have nearly unanimous support from across provinces, as well as from police leadership. I want to quote again from the statement from the Canadian Associati
Justice Madam Speaker, Canadians deserve to feel safe and to be safe. That is why we introduced Bill C-48, a targeted reform to update our bail laws, designed to focus on violent, repeat offenders, gun and knife violence, as well as intimate partner violence. If I may, I will repeat wh
National Day Against Gun Violence Madam Speaker, today is the inaugural National Day Against Gun Violence. For far too many in our country, gun violence is a deeply personal tragedy that has claimed loved ones, shattered dreams and robbed our sense of security. Many will recall the Danzig Street shooting in the
Business of Supply Madam Chair, my understanding is that both the question and the answer have the same amount of time, so in this case it seems like a bit of an imbalance.
Business of Supply Mr. Chair, in this budget, there are some investments in legal aid. Could the minister talk about how important it is to have a legal system that is accessible and our role in supporting a legal system through additional funding to the legal aid program?
Business of Supply Mr. Chair, I would like to thank the Minister of Finance for her budget and also for her hard work. I want to talk about an announcement that was made today by the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations with respect to the National Family and Survivor
Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. Tamils around the world stand in solidarity with victims, survivors and their families in the north and east of Sri Lanka to ensure that we find the truth, hold those responsible for atrocities accountable, and att
May 18th, 2023House debate
Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Abbotsford for bringing forward Bill C-314, an act to amend the Criminal Code regarding medical assistance in dying. I acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional unceded lands of the Algonquin people. The bill before us proposes to
May 17th, 2023House debate
Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I know my colleague spoke about bail reform and the issues we have seen come up lately. We have introduced a comprehensive bill to address bail reform, especially when dealing with violent offenders. I am wondering if the member opposite can confirm whether the Con
May 16th, 2023House debate
Justice Mr. Speaker, our government has appointed more than 600 judges since November 2015. We appoint judges to the bench more efficiently than any other government, yet we know it is still not enough. We are working to fulfill vacancies in various provinces. We spoke with members of th
May 12th, 2023House debate
International Criminal Court Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight Canada’s continued support for the vital work of the International Criminal Court. Last week, the Minister of Justice and I had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Karim Khan, chief prosecutor of the ICC, on his first official visit to Canada.
May 12th, 2023House debate
Justice Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Calgary Skyview for his hard work in his community. We just introduced Bill S-12 in the Senate. It would strengthen the national sex offender registry by requiring all offenders to register, unless they can prove that they do not
Public Safety Madam Speaker, Canadians deserve to feel safe and to be safe. Canadians deserve to feel and be safe. All governments have a role to play in this. We will not solve this problem with empty slogans and misinformation. We need to work together. In March, the Minister of Justice me
Kajanan Chandrasekaram Madam Speaker, last week, I called one of my favourite Canada summer jobs employers, Kajanan “KJ” Chandrasekaram of Bliss Stations, to inform him that his budding company has been approved for the program. I was devastated to learn from his brother of the untimely passing of KJ o