John V. Nunziata
Mr. John Nunziata (York South-Weston):
Mr. Speaker, my petition deals with section 745 of the Criminal Code. It is signed by approximately 1,000 people.
Under section 745 of the Criminal Code, convicted murderers are allowed to apply for a reduction in the number of years they are required to serve before becoming eligible for parole. Those convicted of first degree murder, for example, and sentenced to at least 25 years in prison, can have that 25-year period reduced to somewhere between 15 and 25 years.
The 1,000 people who have signed this petition are calling upon Parliament to rescind section 745 of the Criminal Code so that those convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to a period of incarceration of 15 to 25 years would not be eligible to reduce their parole eligibility.
Sub-subtopic: CRIMINAL CODE