Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
New Addition to Criminal Code

Mrs. Carole Freeman (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant, BQ) [ Freeman.C@parl.gc.ca]
“moved for leave to introduce Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief against educational or other institution).

“She said: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table in this Chamber today a bill to amend the Criminal Code by making it an offence to commit an act of mischief against an educational institution or premises serving specific groups of persons.

“It is essential that hate crimes motivated by religion, race, colour, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation be punished in order to prevent such abuses.

“The parliamentarians of this House will agree that the society in which we live must respect differences. I am introducing this bill for these reasons.”