An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mandatory minimum sentences for rape)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Rob Anders  Conservative

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of Jan. 29, 2014
(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 sections 271, 272 and 273 of the Criminal Code to establish mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assaults that fall within the definition of “rape” as defined for the purpose of those sections. It also establishes that sentences for such offences must be served consecutively to any other punishment arising out of the same event or series of events.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

January 29th, 2014 / 3:10 p.m.
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Conservative

Rob Anders Conservative Calgary West, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-570, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mandatory minimum sentences for rape).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill, an act to amend the Criminal Code, mandatory minimum sentences for rape.

This enactment would amend sections 271, 272 and 273 of the Criminal Code to establish mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assault to fall within the definition of rape as defined for the purpose of those sections.

It would also establish that sentences for such offences must be served consecutively to any other punishment arising out of the same event or series of events.

It is my hope that this piece of legislation will keep offenders behind bars longer and help keep Canadians and their families safe.

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