Mr. Myron Thompson (Wild Rose, CPC)
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, an act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing principles) and another act in consequence.
Mr. Speaker, a number of ladies from the Aboriginal Rights Coalition group have asked that the Criminal Code be amended where it requires that the circumstances applying to the offender, if he is aboriginal, be examined. They feel that this is treating the victims as second class citizens and that race should not be a basis for deciding what the sentence should be for any criminal offence of a violent nature. This bill would correct that situation in the Criminal Code.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)
Subtopic: Criminal Code