In the wake of the Jones arrest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was asked what his government is doing to address this problem. He responded that his government would do more, but legislation to deal with fraudsters was being held up by the Opposition.
"Our government has been trying to strengthen the criminal justice system," Harper told reporters last week. "I do hope that this debate will open everybody's eyes, that these crimes have real victims. They may be not be victims of violence, but they are real victims who are suffering real pain and we should have a criminal justice system that responds accordingly."
The Conservatives frequently complain about opposition stalling when they introduce omnibus justice legislation. However, it's a tenuous allegation, and one that has turned the Tories into the party that cries wolf.
"he is wrong to suggest his government has introduced measures to combat this pandemic. Bring in those measures, in a stand-alone bill, and there is every reason to believe the Opposition will find a way to support it."