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Age of Protection for Children and Youth for Sexual Exploitation

Category:LEGISLATION
Sub-Category: GENERAL
Resolution Number:600.10.139
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Status:Open
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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to:1. Amend section 150.0 of the Criminal Code of Canada pertaining to the age of consent to sexual activity to reflect the age of 16 as the age of consent, rather than the current age of 14;2. Amend all sections of the Criminal Code of Canada pertaining with pornography and prostitution to reflect the aforementioned change to the age of consent; and 3. Include an explicit exemption to prohibitions of sexual activity based on the age of consent to sexual activity for 14 to 16 year olds exploring their sexuality, provided their ages are within a peer relationship.

 

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Article ID: 921