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

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.)


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), 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 expand the offence of luring a child to include all means of communication.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

December 8th, 2009 / 4 p.m.
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Michael Savage Liberal Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, NS

It gives me no joy to challenge the chair, I can assure you of that. As the chair knows, this is not a slur on his capability. He runs this committee very well. I will support this amendment, but not without certain reservations.

There is a grain of truth in what Mr. Komarnicki says. I think the important thing is that this bill pass. I do not overestimate the impact that this will have on the government. We've passed private members' bills before. They have become the law of the land, but not necessarily the law of the government. Bill C-292 and Bill C-293 are notable examples. Nonetheless, there's a message here that Canada needs a national housing strategy. Those of us who travelled western Canada last week, including you, Mr. Chair, heard this everywhere we went. To pass this bill, we need to pass this amendment. I'll support my colleague in this amendment so that we can pass this bill and send a message to the government and to Canadians that we need a national housing strategy.

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 5th, 2009 / 10:25 a.m.
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Dawn Black NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this bill, which would strengthen the laws that protect our children.

The luring of a child is the first step that is taken by those who would try to exploit, abuse or hurt children. However, as the law now stands, this luring is only a crime if it is carried out by a computer. As we all know, technology has changed. We know that other means of communication are now used by child predators. It is time to modernize our laws to criminalize child luring in all of its forms.

I urge all of my colleagues in the House to support the bill.

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