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

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Art Hanger  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of June 20, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to establish the offence of child sexual predation, carrying a minimum sentence of life imprisonment. It covers cases of sexual assault on a child that involve 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.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 20th, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child sexual predators).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this private member's bill, an act to amend the Criminal Code regarding child sexual predators.

The bill would ensure that the fullest force of the law is brought to bear on those who prey on our children. It carries a minimum sentence of life imprisonment for 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.

Those who prey on our children must know that there are serious consequences for their actions. Thus, if the bill passes, no longer will they walk away with a slap on the wrist while their victims are left to deal with a lifetime of hurt and pain. The bill would ensure that they are locked away for a very long time.

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