"Dear Mr. Lareau:

          Thank you for your letter dated December 2, 1998, regarding your correspondence with the Ministry of Attorney General.  I apologize for the delay in my response.

          I understand that the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Attorney General, has now responded to your letters of August 12, 1998 and October 15, 1998, in which you express your views about possible changes to the Criminal Code.  I trust that his response will effectively address your concerns.

         Again, thank you for taking the time to write to me on this important issue.

                                                                                        [Glen Clark]