Mr. Girve Fretz (Erie):
Madam Speaker, I rise to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Given that the latest Gallup Poll indicates a majority of Canadians support the return of capital punishment, and given that criminal activity is often compounded by the use of firearms, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):
That this House endorse the resolution recently passed by the regional municipality of Niagara and urge the Solicitor General to introduce legislation immediately whereby the minimum sentence for anyone convicted of a criminal act while carrying a firearm would be 20 years, and further that the death penalty be invoked if a police officer is killed in the line of duty, and that this matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs for more study.
Subtopic: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Sub-subtopic: REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43