Mr. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the terms of Standing Order 43. On February 10, the Solicitor General indicated he would provide details of the criteria or methods used by the penitentiary system to determine priorities for psychiatric treatment. Since it now appears there are no such criteria of general application and since the so-called peace and security legislation introduced to the House yesterday is silent in the area of the psychiatric treatment of inmates in Canadian penitentiaries, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Surrey-White Rock (Mr. Friesen):
That this House direct the Solicitor General to immediately prepare criteria for priorities of psychiatric treatment and table same in the House with an accompanying motion for the consideration thereof by the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR CRITERIA FOR PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT FOR INMATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43