Feb 27, 2013 - FAMILIES FOR JUSTICE PETITION MENTIONED AGAIN IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

We are pleased to announce that the Families For Justice Petition was mentioned in the House of Commons today by both MP Nina Grewal (Fleetwood- Port Kells, BC) and MP Mark Warawa (Langley, BC). We sincerely hope that is one step forward toward change.

House of Commons Debates


VOLUME 146      ●     NUMBER 215      ●    1st SESSION      ●     41st PARLIAMENT


OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Speaker: The Honourable Andrew Scheer


ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

- Petitions -

- Impaired Driving -

 

Mrs. Nina Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood--Port Kells to present a petition signed by dozens of local residents who are outraged by the unnecessary death of a young woman killed by a drunk driver.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to enact tougher laws, including mandatory sentencing, for those persons convicted of impaired driving causing death. They also ask that the offence of impaired driving causing death be redefined as vehicular manslaughter.

Mr. Mark Warawa (Langley, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, the second petition highlights the sad fact that last year 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was killed by a drunk driver. The group of people who have signed this petition want to see tougher laws and the implementation of a new mandatory minimum sentencing for persons convicted of impaired driving causing death. They would also like to see that offence be changed to vehicular manslaughter.

Source: Parliament of Canada


 

 

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