Skip to comments.Age of Consent at 14 Makes Canada Favoured Sex Tourism
Posted on 12/22/2006 8:17:20 PM PST by Lorianne
OTTAWA, December 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) A newly released report says that the age of consent for vaginal sex in Canada currently set at 14 has made this country a favorite destination for child-sex tourism. The Global Monitoring Report on the Status of Action against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, says that Canadas age of consent has made Canada a haven for pedophiles.
The report was issued by the Bangkok-based organization, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, or ECPAT International. It gives Canada 17 recommendations, including raising the age of consent from 14 to 16.
EPCAT International monitors and studies the problem of child sexual exploitation around the world. The Global Monitoring Report says that legal action is not enough and that a culture of sexual exploitation of children has arisen around the world in recent years, particularly in media imagery and the internet. This, the group says, coincides with trends of children being frequently victimized by adults for commercial sex, under the wrongful concept of their ability to consent to exploitation.
The report recommends that all children up to the age of 18 be afforded legal protection from commercial sexual exploitation.
A bill to raise the age of consent, one of the first to be put forward by Canadas Conservative government, passed second reading in the House of Commons in October.
Federal Justice Minister Vic Toews told the CBC that Americans are being prosecuted under US laws for using Canada as a sex-tourism destination. It's ironic in Canada we can't prosecute them, and yet Americans coming here and taking advantage of our children, when they go back, can face criminal prosecutions and lengthy imprisonment." Toews told the CBC.
The CBC report quotes Toronto police constable, Paul Krawczyk, who said, I've been in pedophile chat rooms that discuss Canada having such a low age of consent that they tell other pedophiles to travel to Canada because of that. Sixty-year-olds engaging in sexual activities with 14 or 15-year-olds is not appropriate.
The federal governments proposal to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16 was vocally opposed by homosexual advocacy groups who accused the government of attacking the sexual freedoms of young people.
As a longtime proponent of raising the age of consent, Toews responded in June when the government tabled their bill, Adults who sexually prey upon young people are the targets of these reforms, not consenting teenagers.
The proposed legislation includes a close-in-age clause that means young people 14 or 15 can have sexual relations with someone less than five years older.
The sides are clearly lined up in the war over child-protection and the age of consent. After the Conservatives tabled the bill, the Coalition For Lesbian And Gay Rights In Ontario and the Sex Laws Committee said raising the age would discriminate against the sexual choices of gay youth.
Planned Parenthood Ottawa and the Canadian AIDS Society also criticized the bill saying it would interfere with efforts to educate youth about pregnancy, disease prevention and sexual rights.
This February, the homosexual activist group EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere), asked the government to lower the age of consent for anal sex to 16 from its current 18, saying that the difference only served to stigmatize gay men.
Following this, in November, a Liberal Party policy resolution, attributed to the British Columbia branch of the Party, called for the lowering of the age of consent for anal sex.
Gay Activists Ask Canada to Lower Age of Consent for Anal Sex, National Post Agrees http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06021403.html
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Well, now we know why Bill Clinton visits Candaa often.
whats this threasd all a boot?
Why do I suddenly feel like I shouldn't be surprised by this?
Gosh those Canadians must feel so proud (sarc)
This just turns my stomach....
Brings to mind that Dateline expose of men picking up underage girls from chatroom emails.
Gotta love Canada for how they protect their children..
Canada is becoming a regular liberal paradise. Wonder what the conservative government is going to do about this?
They (the Conservatives) are working on it.
You can't undo damn near 12 years of uninterrupted, corrupt, amoral LIEberal rule in just one year.
I think that all things considered, Stephen Harper's government is making splendid progress.
It is a good assumption that whatever the law and social policy, it will somehow involve:
- Taxing more of peoples' paychecks
- Summarily revoking basic, God-given rights
Isn't Canada home of the beaver?
What a shame. What a sick world we live in. And getting sicker every day.
I can see him going north to shave a few yers- it's 16 in Arkansas but 17 in his new "home" of N'yawk.
Is the Senate holding the bill up or is there just not enough support from the opposition parties in Parliament. It would make the Liberals look foolish if the government fell over raising the age of consent.
In Canadian, that's pronounced 'Stronach'.
Will likely ping this out tomorrow. I was planning on only pinging out good news for the next few days in honor of Jesus' birthday, but this one should go out.
Sex addict morality strikes again.
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