MP Michael Cooper (St. Albert-Edmonton) expressed concern about Prime Minister Trudeau’s ignorance of Bill S-217, known as Wynn’s Law, when asked about it yesterday at a town hall.
“It is disappointing that Prime Minister Trudeau couldn’t be bothered to learn the facts about Wynn’s Law before his Government vowed to defeat it. That the Prime Minister was completely unaware of a Bill that has presumably been vetted by his own cabinet raises questions about what other decisions the Prime Minister is in the dark about.”
“Bill S-217 has been before Parliament for a year and has been widely debated. The Prime Minister’s ignorance about an important public safety Bill to close a Criminal Code loophole that cost Constable David Wynn his life is inexcusable. Now that the Prime Minister is finally aware of Wynn’s Law, it’s time for this Government to stop playing politics with public safety and pass Wynn’s Law.”
“The government has made a number of claims as to why it is opposing this bill, but there seems to be a reluctance to allow those claims to be tested at committee,” said Senator Bob Runciman, who introduced Bill S-217 in the Senate. “The reason is simple – they know that under the spotlight their objections don’t stand up to scrutiny.”
“This law affects the whole country. This is not about choosing political sides it’s about saving lives and making our country a safer place to live” said Shelly MacInnis-Wynn the widow of Constable David Wynn.
Bill S-217 was passed in the Senate last fall by a wide margin with the support of Conservative and Liberal Senators. It is now at second reading stage in the House of Commons.
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