Legislation

Liberal MP’s private member’s bill will test backbenchers’ willingness to exercise free votes

London MP Peter Fragiskatos' bill would add torture offence by private citizens to the Criminal Code, but the government says it’s ‘symbolic’, and ‘not necessary.’

Liberal MPs Ron McKinnon and Peter Fragiskatos both have private members' bills before House committees. While the government is behind Mr. McKinnon's so-called Good Samaritan Drug Overdose initiative, the justice minister's parliamentary secretary has spoken out against Mr. Fragiskatos' torture bill. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright, and photograph courtesy of Parliament

By RACHEL AIELLO

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 12:00 AM

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