December 19, 1957 (23rd Parliament, 1st Session)

CCF

Harold Edward Winch

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Winch:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to provide that no person shall, except where the offence is treason, levying of war or piracy with violence, be sentenced in Canada to suffer death, but shall suffer life imprisonment. I shall be happy on second reading to give the facts and the reasoning in support of this bill.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESTRICTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT TO CERTAIN OFFENCES
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