Mr. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to seek the unanimous consent of the House to propose a motion under Standing Order 43. I understand that there has been consultation with the House leaders by the hon. member for Egmont (Mr. MacDonald) who is unable to be here today but who would have moved this motion had it been possible for him to be here. The motion is prompted by a sentence handed down in the courts in Hamilton a few days ago involving the imposition of corporal punishment on a young offender who, in addition to being sentenced to ten strokes of the lash, received a rather substantial jail sentence. Therefore I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Calgary North (Mr. Woolliams):
That this House recommend the suspension of sentences of corporal punishment until the disposition of Bill C-2 by this parliament.
Subtopic: CORPORAL PUNISHMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43