An Act to amend the Criminal code (protection from sexual interference)

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


Joy Smith  Conservative

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


Not active, as of Nov. 21, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to prohibit a person from communicating with anyone for the purpose of procuring, attempting to procure or soliciting another person to commit a sexual offence, whether in or out of Canada.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2007 / 3:15 p.m.
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Joy Smith Conservative Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-486, An Act to amend the Criminal code (protection from sexual interference).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to present this bill today, especially because my own son worked in the ICE, or integrated child exploitation, unit. Canada needs stronger laws that not only target people looking for information to exploit children, but also to severely penalize those who advertise or distribute this type of information.

Along with our government's efforts to tackle violent crime, the bill focuses on tackling exploitive crimes against children. It is an honour to put this bill forward because, as we all know, human trafficking and the exploitation of children is on the rise across the globe and here in Canada and we all need to do things to ensure this terrible crime stops.

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