He's spent 24 years as a member of Parliament.
MPs on the justice committee agree to keep Section 176 of Criminal Code.
Conservative MP Ben Lobb forced to apologize for heckling Liberal minister Ralph Goodale.
The previous government ushered in legislation that opened the door to allowing the RCMP to create such a database.
PM said he didn't want case to become a "political football."
The Liberal government appears to be shifting its position on regional representation for the appointment of Supreme Court
A report prepared for the Justice Department says "a politically viable strategy'' is to craft exemptions to mandatory minimums that kick in when certain criteria are met.
"Conservatives urge the Prime Minister to adhere to the longstanding convention."
Liberals are accused of sending 'mixed signals.'
Voting for leader will be among the first orders of business at this week's meeting.