An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation)

Sponsor

John Nater  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 25, 2020

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to increase sentences for offences of sexual exploitation and to add as an aggravating circumstance the fact that the victim is a person with a disability for the purpose of sentencing.

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 25th, 2020 / 10:05 a.m.
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Conservative

John Nater Conservative Perth—Wellington, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to introduce my private member's bill today, an act to amend the Criminal Code, sexual exploitation.

I would like to thank the member for Portage—Lisgar for seconding this bill.

This bill was introduced in the previous Parliament as Bill C-424. It is designed to better protect young people and persons living with disabilities from sexual exploitation. This is a direct result of the advocacy, comments and concerns of the people of Perth—Wellington. They were shocked in January 2018 to learn that a person who was employed to work with young people and persons living with disabilities was convicted of a serious sexual crime against a person living with a disability. As a sentence, he received a monetary fine.

This bill would ensure appropriate sentencing for anyone who commits a serious sexual crime against a young person or a person living with disabilities. It provides for guidance in sentencing if the crime is committed against a young person or a person living with disabilities.

I look forward to continuing debate on this matter, and I am seeking the support of all hon. members in the House.

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