November 23, 2010 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Dan McTeague (Interjection)

Liberal

Hon. Dan McTeague

Mr. Speaker, the member for Elmwood—Transcona raises some very important points. I am not convinced that there is a program going forward that would ensure we are able to follow up.
I am also of course reminding the hon. member that I do not believe in the criminal sanction, because I simply believe that it would not have the intended consequence we want.
More important, to prove criminality is a lot harder than going the civil route. Anybody who has practised the law would tell us that if we are trying to arrest the problem, particularly as it relates to a monetary, marketing, economic or financial transaction, it would be far better to go that route, save and except in the most egregious of circumstances. I can say that with this legislation we would have to start looking—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act
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