Ms. Val Meredith (Surrey-White Rock-South Langley)
Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Justice my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister.
In January 1992 Wayne Sullivan of Prince George, British Columbia, shot and killed his wife. In December 1993 Mr. Sullivan was acquitted on all charges because he was drunk and did not know what he was doing.
Is the government prepared to comment on this occasion about its willingness to change the law so that substance abuse does not constitute an excuse for murder?