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)