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View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I ask that we stop sitting in camera.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I would like us to vote on the motion regarding the marine rescue sub-centre in Quebec City.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I will do so, Mr. Chair. It reads as follows:
That the committee conducts a study on the closure of the marine rescue sub-centre in Quebec City before September 30, 2012.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I ask that we adopt an amendment, whereby the new date would be October 15, 2013. The amendment would read as follows:
That the motion be amended by replacing “September 30, 2012” with “October 15, 2013”.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I ask that we vote on the amendment.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
A point of order, Mr. Chair.
When a vote is requested, doesn't it have to be held right away? He had not yet raised his hand.
View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
Mr. Chair, on a point of order, a member on the other side suggested that we suspend the other study.
Is that in order, or are you saying that's out of order?
View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
Okay, so that's off the table for the time being.
It would require a motion, not from Mr. Trottier, but from the person who made it.
View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
This does not concern....
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
This does not concern the amendment. The purpose of the amendment is to change the date. I don't know whether the member listened to what I said or not, but he should get his facts straight. I apologize, but we have been talking about it for long enough.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I know that some members were absent and have not read the motion. If we vote on the motion, will those members have the right to participate?
If the answer is yes, we will hold another debate.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, a point of order.
View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
I'm just curious and this is a little embarrassing. Was this a mistake that was made by a political staffer from the opposition, or is it just a typo that was just made out of your office?
View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
No, I mean the error on the date, 2012.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I raised my point of order to find out whether, if we vote now, the members who came into the room moments ago will have the right to vote?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
They have the right to vote. In that case, Mr. Chair, I would like to speak to the motion. I raised my hand to talk about it.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
No, I didn't say I wanted to withdraw it. I said I want to speak on it.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
The date was problematic. According to Mr. Trottier, we may not have the time to conduct a comprehensive study because, if it takes longer, we will have to check how the system works. This may have to do with Trenton or Halifax, as that is where the whole thing should be transferred.
As for the date, I think the committee should decide what date to go with. I don't think we had set a specific date for the other study. I have seen studies begin and stop over time. So another study would be carried out, and then the first study would be continued. In the case of the other study, the motion did not set a date; it did not state that the study should be completed without interruption. We have had similar situations in the past, so relevant jurisprudence does exist. We can suspend a study we are conducting and decide which of the two studies is more important. We could say that the study with a deadline would become a priority. That can still be the committee's mandate.
Mr. Chair, that's all I have to say about the date.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, I call for a recorded division, please.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Mr. Chair, you asked who agreed with the motion and those people voted. I called for a recorded division, and you said that, for a recorded division, I should have put in the request earlier, but you did not ask who was in favour of the motion.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I voted against the motion. We have not yet begun the in camera debates, and the NDP has voted against the motion.
[Proceedings continue in camera]
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:06
I'll call this meeting to order.
I'd like to thank our officials for being with us again. I appreciate your patience yet again. This is the third attempt. Mr. Stringer said “three times lucky”, and let's hope he's right.
Mr. Stringer, I understand that you have a brief opening statement, after which we'll proceed to questions. I know you're quite familiar with the practices of our committee, so I'll turn the floor over to you at this time.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:20
Thank you very much, Mr. Stringer.
We'll move into our seven-minute round at this point, and we'll start with Mr. Kamp.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:28
Thank you very much.
Thank you, Mr. Kamp. Your time is up.
Mr. Chisholm.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:36
Thank you very much, Mr. Chisholm.
Mr. Allen.
View Mike Allen Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Chair.
Thank you to our witnesses for being here.
Ms. Bouffard, I just want to follow up on one of the questions. Mr. Kamp was talking about the levy. Would that require legislative change, such as changing the User Fees Act or anything, if the levy were actually introduced?
View Mike Allen Profile
CPC (NB)
Okay, thank you.
Mr. Burns, you talked about the Atlantic lobster sustainability measures being affected in terms of reducing effort, but at the same time the commentary in the presentation was that our landings are increasing to being stable. In spite of the licence buyback, we still seem to be looking at a supply situation that is going up. Is that because of the nature and the structure of the fishing industry? Is it because of better boats or bigger boats? What's driving the supply side of that?
View Mike Allen Profile
CPC (NB)
That leads me to my next question. Has the department looked at managing the fishery any differently? Could the supply and demand be managed by staggering landings? Could this be done so you wouldn't end up with gluts on the market, or what we had last year with Maine competing with New Brunswick?
View Mike Allen Profile
CPC (NB)
View Mike Allen Profile
CPC (NB)
Have these people approached you about things like boat quotas?
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:43
Thank you, Mr. Allen.
Mr. Easter.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:50
Thank you very much.
Mr. Chisholm. We'll move to the five-minute round.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 11:56
Thank you very much, Mr. Chisholm.
Ms. Davidson.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:02
Thank you very much.
Mr. Donnelly.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:08
Mr. Sopuck.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:14
Thank you very much.
Mr. Easter.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:19
Thank you very much, Mr. Easter.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:19
Thank you very much.
Mr. Chisholm.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:26
Thank you very much. I'm sorry, we're out of time on that one.
Mr. Woodworth.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:31
Thank you—
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:31
Thank you very much.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:32
Thank you very much.
Mr. Kamp.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-18 12:35
Thank you very much.
At this time I would like to thank the officials for being here today. Once again I thank you for your patience in coming before this committee. You're right that the third time was lucky.
So thank you very much, Kevin. Thanks for being here and answering our questions.
Members, we're going to go in camera now for some committee business. We'll suspend for a moment while we move in camera.
Thank you very much.
[Proceedings continue in camera]
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Madam Chair, on a preliminary matter, could the clerk, when he gets the witnesses, try to make some determination as to their willingness to come personally or appear via video conferencing. I know that in some instances it's difficult for the witnesses to pay for the expenses up front and then be reimbursed. I don't want to take away from their ability to testify, but if it's easier for them financially to testify via teleconferencing, I think all efforts should be made to determine whether or not that's really better for them.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
I'm facilitating their testimony, not impeding it.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
I would like to thank Minister Kenney for being with us today. The questions that will be asked during the coming discussion are very important. Knowing our colleague Mr. Kenney, we will surely obtain answers.
Mr. Chairman, I would like to let you know that motions have been tabled before the committee.
First of all, a motion has been tabled for a study to be conducted before September 30 about the closing of the Marine Rescue Sub-Centre in Quebec.
There is also another motion asking the committee to invite Ms. Donna Achimov, the CEO of the Translation Bureau, to appear before the committee between now and June 14 for a two-hour public and televised meeting about official languages in the public service.
A third motion proposes that the committee invite the Minister of Industry to speak with us about the Industry Canada report entitled Language of Work in Federally Regulated Private Businesses in Quebec not subject to the Official Languages Act. We plan to discuss the issue next Tuesday.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
We also have another motion which reads as follows:
That the Committee invite the Privy Council Office to appear for a two-hour meeting about official languages and the Governor in Council appointment process before June 1, 2013.
Mr. Gourde is saying that the government is in favour of this motion but that he would prefer waiting until the fall to debate it and that is what we will do. Does that suit you?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Minister Kenney, I must confess that something has been bothering me a great deal recently. We have immigrants who come to Canada, but we also have temporary immigrants. I think you may already know what I am going to say. In your presentation, you said that Canadians should be the first to get jobs. Do you agree with that?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
This is not a silent meeting, you are allowed to speak.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I do not believe that you have understood the meaning of my question. I will get straight to the point.
What happens when a company in Fort McMurray has gone through all of the applications submitted to the Human Resources Canada job bank but is still looking for a rigger with five years of experience? Think about it. Such a job requires 11 weeks of training, however, and in addition, this person must speak English. That is the case here. I can provide you with a copy of a document that I have with me. You said that this came under the purview of Human Resources Canada. The applicant must speak English and that is one of the hiring criteria. Then, if you keep reading the criteria, the other spoken language must be Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi or Spanish, and not French. And the job posting goes even further, then stipulating that the people in these positions don't even have to be able to speak English. I am talking about an isolated camp located two hours north of Fort McMurray. The company offers on-site housing and there is a work schedule of 14 continuous days followed by 7 days of leave.
Is that not against the law? Because when I asked you the question, you said that this came under Human Resources Canada. When I met with Minister Finley and asked her about this issue, she told me that that did not make sense.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Are you the minister responsible for bringing immigrants to Canada when there are French-Canadians who are not able to go to Alberta to work because of the fact that temporary immigrant workers are being hired?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
How could it be legal when people from my region have the training to work as riggers but do not get the job because they are francophone and do not speak English? When we have the skills here in Canada, how can it be legal to bring in foreign workers to do the jobs that Canadians should be doing?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I thought that my time had expired because of the way that you cut me off.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I have another question for the minister.
$120 million dollars has been earmarked for the new Roadmap. Earlier, you announced that $149.5 million had been allocated for the language training of economic immigrants. Your department already provides such training under the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program for newcomers. Is this new money or is this money transferred by your department?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages said that the Roadmap represented new funding, but that is not really the case. There is some new money, but not all of it is.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Minister Kenney, could you ask your officials to send the committee a table breaking down, per province, the amounts allocated to immigration under the former Roadmap and the one that has just been developed? I would like to know how much each province received and how much each one will receive.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
With respect to immigrants arriving in Toronto and Alberta, is this related to official languages?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
You have done it at other meetings, but not today.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I appreciate that and I will remember your ruling. Thank you.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
Thank you Mr. Chair.
I will try to understand the situation.
Minister Kenney, a little earlier you said that no offices were closed. However, in the May 4, 2012 issue of the newspaper L'Acadie Nouvelle, we can read the following:
The Société Nationale de l'Acadie is concerned by the cutbacks announced in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The federal government recently made the significant changes to the administrative structure of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The CIC offices in the Atlantic provinces, including those in Moncton, St. John's and Charlottetown, will be closed, and personnel will be downsized in those in St. John's and Halifax.
In addition, the federal government confirms that the Atlantic administrative region will be merged with that of Quebec. Therefore the regional office that was in Halifax will from now on be in Montreal.
So, is all of that false?
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
No, I was listening just fine. You said that there are only three people in the offices.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
You said there were only three people in the offices, which is not a lot, and that they were not doing the job. I can tell you that they were doing their job very well. We were in communication with these offices for a number of years. At one point, we could no longer even talk to the people in these offices. Everything was redirected to Ottawa at the time of the closure.
Mr. Kenney, to be honest, you cannot even imagine how much these offices helped us, even if it was minimal, as you say.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
A little earlier, you said that there had not been any cutbacks. Unless my French is not very good either, you said that it was more of a question of trips to Paris. However, in New Brunswick, an agreement was signed with the federal government in order to grant an amount of $10 million for the New Brunswick francophone immigration support program between 2008 and 2013. Fredericton is in charge of managing these funds.
The program has just been renewed by Ottawa for the period of 2013 to 2018, but with only $4 million, which is a reduction of $1.2 million per year. A flight to Paris is expensive. Organizations in our province are saying that it is an unfortunate decision, because these centres were starting to show results even if the number of francophone immigrants fell below the objectives. The government is so proud to announce that they injected money into the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality, but that is not what we see on the ground.
View Yvon Godin Profile
NDP (NB)
I would like the department to send this information to the committee. I still believe there has been a reduction. It went from $10 million down to $4 million. That is a hefty amount!
View Tilly O'Neill Gordon Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister, for being here. As you probably figured out, I'm just subbing today; I'm not usually a member of this committee, but I'm happy to be here the day that you are here. I guess it's the luck of the Irish in my being here. I want to thank you for being here with such a busy schedule.
I just want to refer to what you said about immigrants more and more coming to the east. I see that regularly in the Miramichi. People are settling there, and very comfortably. I have regular rapport with our community college and other colleges in New Brunswick. Recently there have been more and more immigrants studying at their schools. Regularly, every year, I participate in multicultural events that are going on in the Miramichi, and more people are attending each year.
You mentioned that the destination Canada job fair has become especially more popular in the last five years. I'm wondering if you could elaborate on what you attribute that to.
View Tilly O'Neill Gordon Profile
CPC (NB)
And I want to take this opportunity now to congratulate and thank Mr. Sylvester for writing that letter and retracting it, because I did have constituents who were concerned about the first article, and it did make a difference when it was made clear as to what really was happening.
The other question I had was that the “Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities” has earmarked $120 million over a period of five years for language training for economic immigrants. I'm just wondering how these funds will be distributed and who will be responsible for providing the language training.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 11:06
I call this meeting to order.
I'd like to thank the Honourable David Ramsay for joining us today via video conference. Minister Ramsay, I have some bad news to share with you. The bells are going to start ringing here at about 20 after the hour for a vote that's imminent, so our proceedings will be interrupted.
I'm hopeful that you'll be able to stay with us, Minister Ramsay. I would propose that we you give time for your presentation at the beginning. We'll probably be interrupted by the bells and then we'll come back here, I'm guessing, at about 12:15, and we could ask a few questions then, if that would work within your schedule.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 11:07
Certainly, I do understand. I really appreciate that and I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm sure you're well aware how some of these parliamentary procedures do affect other activities.
Minister Ramsay, I'll turn the floor over to you to begin. I want to welcome you and your colleagues, and I'll ask that in your opening remarks you introduce your colleagues who are here with you today. Certainly, whenever you're ready to go, we're prepared to entertain your presentation.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 11:21
Thank you very much, Minister. We do appreciate your giving us this presentation.
At this time, the bells are ringing for a vote in the House of Commons. I apologize once again for the inconvenience, but we will reconvene as soon as possible after the vote. I'm assuming that will be at around quarter after 12 eastern time.
Thank you very much, Minister, for being here today and for taking the time to make this presentation to us. We look forward to the opportunity to question you or officials, whatever the time allows.
The meeting stands suspended.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:15
I'll call this meeting back to order.
Gentlemen, I want to thank you very much for your patience. We certainly appreciate the opportunity to ask some questions.
Minister, thank you for bearing with us.
We're going to start off with our seven-minute rounds of questions. Just as a point of interest, please don't be offended if I interrupt at some point in time. Members are constrained by certain time limits on questions and answers in the interest of fairness. If I do interrupt, I apologize in advance.
We're going to start off with Mr. Sopuck.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:23
Thank you very much, Mr. Sopuck.
Mr. Chisholm.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:32
Thank you, Mr. Chisholm.
Mr. Woodworth.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:39
Thank you very much, Mr. Woodworth.
Mr. MacAulay.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:47
Thank you very much, Mr. MacAulay.
We now will go into an abbreviated round of three minutes per member. We'll start with Mr. Donnelly.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:53
Thank you, Mr. Donnelly.
Mr. Weston.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:56
Thank you very much, Mr. Weston.
We are going back to Mr. Donnelly.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 12:59
Thank you, Mr. Donnelly.
We'll wrap up with Mr. Kamp.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 13:01
Thank you very much, Mr. Kamp.
Gentlemen, on behalf of the committee, thank you very much for taking the time to meet with us. I thank you for your patience today as well. We certainly do appreciate it.
I know this committee is very interested in pursuing some of the issues that we talked about here today. Hopefully we'll be able to do that in person at some point in the near future.
Minister Ramsay, if you're in Saint John this summer, before you cross the bridge to Mr. MacAulay's neck of the woods, please don't hesitate to stop in. I look forward to meeting you as well.
Thank you very much, gentlemen, on behalf of the committee.
View Rodney Weston Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rodney Weston Profile
2013-06-13 13:02
Thank you very much, Minister.
On that note, there being no further business, this committee now stands adjourned.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I guess that every one of the witnesses recognizes that this legislation is founded on two basic premises. The first one is making the security of the public the paramount consideration in releasing the not criminally responsible. I think everyone agrees on that. Of course, the second one is the involvement of the victims and their being informed.
In New Brunswick, for instance, at least when I left in 2011, the mental health commission was not chaired by a judge, so in essence, one of the things this legislation tries to accomplish is to ensure uniformity. I notice that both Judge Schneider and Mr. Walter said they agreed on the codification of security of the public being the paramount principle, the foundation of this thing. That's why it's there.
In New Brunswick I don't believe we have a judge sitting on the mental health commission. Do you believe this codification would be useful if only to serve the purpose of uniformity, making sure it's an overriding principle that is considered in all cases?
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
That's my point. They're not all presided over by judges of a superior court of what have you. If anything, my thought is that—and perhaps this is stating the obvious—not everyone is as well versed as a judge is in the actual state of the law.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Not to split hairs, but Mr. Justice Schneider is deemed to know the law, and the commoner, or perhaps the one who is maybe a lawyer, who's not a judge, is not deemed to know what the law is. On appeal sometimes that can be helpful, but that's really splitting hairs.
Thank you.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Maybe we could set the clause aside, let you prepare it, and come back to it. We may as well have it so we can appreciate what you're moving. Without passing judgment on it, good or bad or otherwise, let's just get it in writing.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
That's what I'd suggest. That would get you the chance to put your stuff together.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Officials, could some of this stuff be incorporated by a regulation under the act?
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
We're opposed to this amendment, Mr. Chair.
The motion being proposed will require a court or review board, when making a disposition, to base its decision only on medical evidence and expert testimony. This would be too limiting. There are other types of evidence that should be considered, for example, the victim impact statement.
When the court relies on this provision to make a disposition—i.e., right after it has found the accused not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial—it's for a short duration. It is in its essence an interim order that lasts no longer than 90 days. After that, the review board holds a hearing and makes the disposition that will be in place for the following year. Requiring the consideration of medical and expert evidence by a court at this point would likely cause court delays, given that the task of qualifying an expert witness in court is often protracted and contested.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
We're not prepared to support this motion submitted by the independent member. The motion would delete the reference to the fact that the risk to the public safety need not be violent in nature. Clarifying this element is an important proposal of the bill. The same can be said for specific considerations to the risk to victims, witnesses, and young persons.
Further, the motion introduces notions of “substantial risk” and “serious” harm. This would create confusion, as similar words are used in the test for the high-risk designation. The threshold in the regular disposition-making disposition provisions is intended to be lower than the risk threshold in the high-risk designation.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
These principles are embedded. That's why we're not supporting the motion. Codification of the principles that were enunciated by the Supreme Court of Canada is not necessary, as they are already clear. They are not the subject of any confusion. Further, the motion only addresses accused persons found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder. However, this part of the Criminal Code applies equally to an unfit accused. The motion would create a significant unintended gap in the legislation.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
This motion should not be supported. The motion is not consistent with the intent of the bill, specifically with respect to creating a lower test to guard against potential grave harm that could be either physical or psychological. The term “immediate” in regard to the nature of the risk is potentially vague and imprecise. It may not accord with an individual's level of risk, which may vary at certain points in time.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
We're not capable of supporting this motion. The motion is not consistent with the intent of the bill, specifically to provide two possible options for the court to make a high-risk accused designation. The second branch of the high-risk accused scheme, whereby the brutal nature of an index offence may indicate a risk of harm to another person, is an important element of the bill that should be retained.
View Robert Goguen Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
We're not capable of supporting this motion. The motion introduces a redundancy with the chapeau of the provision that already states that the index offence must be a serious personal injury before an application for a high-risk designation can be made. Adding the word “future” is also superfluous as the provision is currently drafted. It's prospective with respect to the possible risk.
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