Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Former Supreme Court Justice John Major is among the witnesses to testify on Bill C-299. The Conservative private member’s bill sets a minimum five-year sentence for kidnapping a child under the age of 16, unless the perpetrator is a parent, guardian, or someone with lawful care or charge of the victim.
Also appearing are Michael Spratt from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, Indira Stewart with the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, RCMP officers Antoine Babinsky and Carole Bird, and Canadian Centre for Child Protection representatives Lianna McDonald and Monique St. Germain.
UPDATE: Bill C-299 received royal assent on June 26.