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

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Dawn Black  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 5, 2009
(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 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.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 5th, 2009 / 10:30 a.m.
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Dawn Black NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada).

Mr. Speaker, in an effort to combat child sex tourism, we have laws. I was in Parliament when those laws were first proposed here. We have laws to prosecute Canadians who abuse children while travelling abroad. We know that the first step in abusing a child is the luring or the grooming of that child. That is why I am introducing this bill to add child luring to the list of criminal offences committed abroad.

I look forward to the support of all members of the House in ensuring that Canadians who lure and abuse children abroad can be prosecuted at home for their heinous crime.

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