Today, our Government unveiled Bill C-26, the Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act, to strengthen penalties for child sexual offenders.
Child sexual exploitation is unacceptable and we are doing more to better protect our youth and our communities and to punish sexual offenders to the full extent of the law.
I am committed to making our streets and communities safe by cracking down on predators who abuse and exploit children.
Bill C-26, The Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act will:
- Requiring those convicted of contact child sexual offences against multiple children to serve their sentences consecutively - one after another;
- Requiring those convicted of child pornography offences and contact child sexual offences to serve their sentences consecutively;
- Increasing maximum and minimum prison sentences for certain child sexual offences;
- Increasing penalties for violation of conditions of supervision orders;
- Ensuring that a crime committed while on house arrest, parole, statutory release or unescorted temporary absence, is an aggravating factor at sentencing;
- Ensuring that spousal testimony is available in child pornography cases;
- Requiring registered sex offenders to provide more information regarding travel abroad;
- Enabling information-sharing on certain registered sex offenders between officials responsible for the National Sex Offender Registry and at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); and
- Establishing a publicly accessible database of high risk child sex offenders who have been the subject of a public notification in a provincial/territorial jurisdiction to assist in ensuring the safety of our communities.
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