September 19, 1996 (35th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Dick Harris


Mr. Dick Harris (Prince George-Bulkley Valley, Ref.)

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition containing over 500 names from the riding of Simcoe North.
The petitioners state that there are profound inadequacies in the sentencing practices concerning individuals convicted of impaired driving charges and that Canada must embrace a philosophy of zero tolerance to people who drink and drive.
The petitioners pray and request that Parliament proceed immediately with amendments to the Criminal Code to ensure that the sentence given to anyone convicted of impaired driving causing death carries a minimum sentence of seven years and a maximum of 14 years as outlined in the private member's bill C-201, sponsored by the hon. member for Prince George-Bulkley Valley.

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