Skip to comments.Canadian Bill to Raise Age of Consent for Sex from 14 to 16 Dies as Parliament Prorogues
Posted on 09/15/2007 8:10:44 PM PDT by monomaniac
By Hilary White
OTTAWA, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the proroguing of Parliament, the bill to change the age of sexual consent in Canada will die on the order paper. The bill that proposed to raise the age of consent from its current 14 years to 16, had passed in the House of Commons in May this year, and was to head to the Senate. Parliamentary sources had told LifeSiteNews.com that its passage there was not certain.
The legislation was to have increased the legal age for heterosexual activity from 14, one of the lowest in the developed world, to 16. After much debate, it was also to have carried a so-called "near-in-age exception" that would allow teenagers to engage in 'consensual' sex below the legal age limit with persons within 5 years of their age.
Homosexual activists, including a Parliamentary "youth" committee had complained that the proposal was an "unfair attack on youth rights and sexual freedom". As well, C-22 did not remove the age of consent for anal sex, which is now set at 18 under Canada's Criminal Code.
Read previous LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Canada Bill to Raise Age of Consent for Sex Passes Commons
Age of Consent at 14 Makes Canada Favoured Sex Tourism Destination
Memo to canada: i know you don't believe in God, but you should thank Him anyway that I'm not God, 'cause if I was, I'd have pushed your Button by now.
I am indebted to www.free dictionary.com - It means to delay or to defer. To set back, to deal with later. Having read some of the posts given, I can only shake my head.
The so-called homosexual lobbyists are predatory and perverted. They revel in early age sex, the earlier the better. I hope the Prime Minister can work this into the next election.
Ah yes, Joe Comartin of the NDP. Friend of the homosexual. Yet they keep on voting for the man.
Sounds like the Prime Minister would rather retain the option of working this into his next erection.
Why don’t we just ship our perverts up north to where their filthy acts with underage kids are legal?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Thanks for the information. Hopefully the matter will be raised again.
It's all nothing but an insane game of arbitrary numbers that have no real significance except perhaps to the sick twisted pols who make them up. In these parts if an adult female has sex with a 16 year old male it's called rape. What if a 16 year old male forcibly has sex with an adult female? Is rape a matter of action or age? IF a 16 year old male can be responsible for forcing sex with an adult female how can he not be responsible if he willingly has sex with a consenting adult female? It's nuts. They just make up the rules and numbers out of thin air.
From the second link:
"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.
It would not allow someone who is 16 to have sex with an 11 year old.
oops, I read that. WTF is your point? That it's OK as long as its between a 14 year old and 9 nine year old?
If so, you need an overhaul. Hope you're not a parent.
BTW I already thanked G-d that you're not G-d too and I did seriesly consider leaving the last part out but then decided you deserved it.
Well my friend, I'm not impressed in the way my country is going either. However, I've always had this philosophy: look in the mirror.