An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring)

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


Dawn Black  NDP

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


Not active, as of Feb. 25, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to expand the offence of luring a child to include all means of communication.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 25th, 2008 / 3:15 p.m.
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Dawn Black NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-511, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this private member's bill to strengthen the laws that protect our children. Children are special and vulnerable and deserve protection against those who would try to exploit or to abuse them.

Luring or grooming is the start of this abuse. Currently, luring a child is a crime only if it is carried out by computer but we know that luring does not always take place in this way. My bill would expand the definition of luring to include grooming by all means, including by cellphone or by mail.

It is time to modernize our child protection laws to ensure that we do protect the safety of our children.

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