The February 1998 resolution is:

Resolved that Parliament should adopt Bill C-210 as proposed by Mr. Jack Ramsay of the Reform Party of Canada.

Background:

The Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs in its Thirteenth Report in April 1997 entitled RENEWING YOUTH JUSTICE conducted a comprehensive review of the Young Offenders Act, in particular, issues relating to youth crime, the youth justice system and the operation and implementation of the Young Offenders Act.

Jack Ramsay, Reform Party of Canada M.P. for Crowfoot, Alberta has proposed An Act to amend the Young Offenders Act to transfer older offenders who commit violent offences to adult court, to limit the application of alternative measures, to allow for certain young offenders to be designated as dangerous offenders, to establish public safety as a dominant consideration in the application of the law respecting young offenders, to remove privacy provisions and to make certain other amendments

During a phone-in television program in Toronto in December 1997 Mr. Ramsay and Mr. Biss took opposite positions on a number of issues including the adequacy of the current Young Offenders Act and the amendments proposed by Mr. Ramsay.

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