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Criminal Code—Youth Criminal Justice Act

Motion in Amendment Negatived

June 13, 2019


Hon. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
[17:08]

Therefore, honourable senators, in amendment, I move:

That Bill C-75, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 225, on page 79, by replacing line 27 with the following:

“been previously convicted — or discharged on the conditions prescribed in a probation order under section 730 — of an offence in the com-”.

In conclusion, senators must understand that when a perpetrator receives a conditional discharge, he or she is considered by the court to have never committed an act of domestic violence. In such cases, since the information exists, we must absolutely recognize that this individual is violent. Discharging this person a second time would mean putting the life of his or her spouse or former spouse in real danger.

Thank you.

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:12]

In amendment, it was moved by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, that bill C-75 be not now read —

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

Is it your pleasure, honourable senators, to adopt the motion?

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

All those in favour of the motion will please say “yea.”

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

All those opposed will please say “nay.”

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

In my opinion, the “nays” have.

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

Do we have agreement on a bell?

[17:13]

Fifteen minutes.

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:13]

The vote will take place at 5:28 p.m.

Call in the senators.

The Hon. the Speaker
[17:35]

Honourable senators, pursuant to rule 9-6, the bells will now ring for 15 minutes for the deferred vote on the motion in amendment of Senator Sinclair on Bill C-48. The vote will take place at 5:50.

Call in the senators.