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e-624 (Sex offenders)

Initiated by Don Green from Chilliwack, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Reported sexual crimes against children have increased by 6% since 2013;
  • An estimated 94% of sexual crimes go unreported;
  • Persons convicted of sexual offences against children are often eligible for parole in a matter of months after their sentencing; and
  • Serial sex offenders are able to serve concurrent sentences for multiple offences
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to:
Automatically designate persons convicted of multiple sexual crimes against a child or children as dangerous offenders;
Increase mandatory minimum sentences for sexual crimes against children;
Increase the period of parole ineligibility for persons convicted of sexual crimes against children; and
Ensure that criminals convicted of multiple sexual offences against a child or children serve their sentences consecutively.
Government response tabled on May 10, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-148-01)
Open for signature
November 14, 2016, at 12:24 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 14, 2017, at 12:24 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Mark Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope)
April 6, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01257)
Government response tabled
May 10, 2017
Photo - Mark Strahl
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia
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