An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Christiane Gagnon  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of April 30, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment authorizes a court that sentences or discharges an offender who has committed an offence in respect of a person under the age of sixteen years to prohibit the offender from being in the presence of such a person.

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Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

April 30th, 2009 / 10:10 a.m.
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Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Québec, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-376, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition).

Mr. Speaker , Bill C-376, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition) amends the Criminal Code. If passed, it would authorize a court that sentences or discharges an offender who has committed an offence in respect of a person under the age of sixteen years to prohibit the offender from being in the presence of such a person. My Conservative colleagues can see that the safety of our children is a matter close to our hearts, despite what they delight in saying.

In 2006, in Longueuil, a man who had served a prison sentence as a pedophile was found in his home watching pornographic films with some young children about ten years of age. During his probation, he had not offended against the Criminal Code because this was not a provision in the Code.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)