The MP who introduced a bill making it illegal to wear a mask while participating in an unlawful assembly or riot has been appointed to the House of Commons committee on public safety and national security.
Wild Rose MP Blake Richards accepted the appointment earlier this month.
“For many years, citizens across Canada, including our constituency, have encouraged our government’s efforts to put the rights of victims,” said Richards in a release.
“I have been fortunate to be able to do my part, and I look forward to the opportunity to do more as a part of this vital committee.”
Members of the committee will review several pieces of legislation, including the Respect for Communities Act and the Drug Free Prisons Act. As well, the committee is studying the economics of policing across the country.
“From 1985 to 2011, policing costs have risen from $137 to $375 per capita,” said Richards. “This study is taking a closer look at the underlying reasons for this.”