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

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

Christiane Gagnon  Bloc

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 23, 2006
(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 fourteen years to prohibit the offender from being in the presence of such a person.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 23rd, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Bloc Québec, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-385, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition).

Mr. Speaker, currently, the courts cannot prohibit a pedophile from being alone in the presence of a child under the age of fourteen years. I am introducing this bill today in the House of Commons in order to correct this shortcoming so the Criminal Code may be amended to permit the courts to impose such an order of prohibition.

The aim is also to help protect children. This legislative amendment will reduce the risk of repeat offences with regard to individual rights and freedoms.

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