moved for leave to introduce Bill C-291, an act to amend the Criminal Code (prohibited sexual acts).
Mr. Speaker, in light of current events in this country and the Liberal government lowering the age for sexual consent to 14 years, this bill is needed.
The bill would prohibit sexual acts committed with children or in the presence of children under the age of 16. It would effectively raise the age of consent for sexual activity from 14 to 16 years, which is a start in the right direction.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)