Debates of the Senate  
  2nd Session, 39th Parliament,Volume 144, Issue 45.
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Orders of the Day

Criminal Code- Bill to amend- Second Reading- Debate Continued

On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Johnson, for the second reading of Bill C-343, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft). (Honourable Senator Tardif)

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: Is there continuing debate? Senator Dyck, do you wish to speak?

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I have a question.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: Will Senator Campbell take a question?

Senator Campbell: Of course.

Senator Dyck: In his speech, the honourable senator said with respect to auto thefts involving joyriding, that "he or she" may be the driver. Was he being politically correct by saying he or she? Are the numbers equal, or is it mostly young males that are out for joyrides?

Senator Campbell: I am always mindful of political correctness. It has been my experience that the vast majority of joyriders are males. However, I have on occasion been involved with female joyriders.

An Hon. Senator: More information. Do you want to tell us about that?

Senator Campbell: Thank you for the question.

On motion of Senator Carstairs, debate adjourned.