Carrie’s Guardian Angel Law

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child sexual predators)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Art Hanger  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 16, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Child PornographyStatements By Members

October 5th, 2005 / 2:15 p.m.
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Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on an issue that should concern all of us: the sexual exploitation and abuse of our children relating to the production and trafficking of pornographic images and distribution over the Internet.

Recently a young girl in Calgary was filmed as she was being sexually molested. This heinous crime was broadcast over the Internet via a webcam. The perpetrator was picked up and charged, but later was released on $2,000 bail.

In her mother's words, this crime has robbed their family of so very much, and the man charged with molesting her daughter is still walking our streets.

I ask everyone in this House to consider what they have done to prevent children from being abused like this. For years, some of us have called for tougher laws and sentences for pedophiles and sexual predators, to draw a line in the sand and say that crimes against children will not be tolerated and to strive for a justice system that reflects the serious impact of violent crime.

I therefore call upon this House to support Bill C-286, Carrie's guardian angel law, which is designed to crack down on predators.

Carrie's Guardian Angel LawRoutine Proceedings

November 16th, 2004 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-286, an act to amend the Criminal Code (child sexual predators).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this private member's bill entitled Carrie's guardian angel law. The intent of the bill is to get tough with pedophiles, many of whom serve days or months in jail for preying on children while the damage caused to the victims often lasts a lifetime. The bill refers to the victim as a person under the age of 16.

Carrie's guardian angel law carries a minimum sentence of life imprisonment in cases of sexual assault on a child that involves repeated assaults, multiple victims, repeat offences, more than one offender, an element of confinement or kidnapping or an offender who is in a position of trust with respect to the child.

Under the provisions of the bill an offender would be ineligible for a parole for 20 years.

It is time that those who harm our children are locked away for a long time.

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