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.


Fin Donnelly  NDP

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


Introduced, as of May 13, 2010
(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

May 13th, 2010 / 10 a.m.
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Fin Donnelly NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-520, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada).

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to introduce two bills that aim to protect our youth in a way that the government has yet to address.

The first involves legislation that brings forward something that my predecessor and good friend Dawn Black began. Today I move this bill to deal with the question of child luring, a danger to all communities across Canada. It expands the definition of child luring to include all forms of communication, be it electronic, by cellular phone, or otherwise.

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