To my mind the minister's explanation leaves one point obscure which I think the house ought to appreciate. The object of this section is to give the peace officer power to search vehicles and premises only in a limited number of cases. In the cases that have been presented to the house we have had conjured up crimes of violence, forcible entry and robbery. Those cases are not covered by this section. The code does contain, and very properly, provisions which not only permit but exhort even ordinary citizens to arrest persons committing acts of violence. It is the duty of people to do that, without any such section as we have here. This section gives the peace officer the right in a limited number of cases, namely cases involving carrying firearms-am I right?
Topic: CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic: REVISION AND AMENDMENT OF EXISTING STATUTE