An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada)

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

Sponsor

Dawn Black  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 25, 2008
(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 add the offence of luring a child to the offences for which Canadian citizens or permanent residents may be prosecuted in Canada even if committed outside Canada.

Elsewhere

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 25th, 2008 / 3:15 p.m.
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NDP

Dawn Black NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-512, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada).

Mr. Speaker, to combat child sex tourism, Canada has laws that prosecute Canadians who travel overseas to abuse children. We must be constantly vigilant and it is now time to strengthen and update these laws.

We know that child abuse often starts with luring and my bill would include luring in the list of offences committed abroad.

If my bill were to pass, Canadians would no longer be able to lure children who are living overseas in order to abuse them.

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