Shortly after formally joining the House of Commons as the duly elected representative of the people of Vaughan, Julian Fantino was sent up to read the following into the official record.
Mr. Speaker, earlier this week the Senate passed our bill to eliminate pension entitlements for prisoners. Our Conservative government stands beside victims and law-abiding Canadians in supporting this important reform, but we know much more needs to be done. We have introduced legislation to get tough on crime, but thanks to the Liberal-led coalition, victims continue to wait. Can the Minister of Public Safety update the House on the proposed pardon reforms that would put the rights of victims over the rights of criminals?