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e-624 (Sex offenders)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Don Green from Chilliwack, British Columbia, on November 14, 2016, at 12:24 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Child sexual abuse and exploitation
Conditional release
Consecutive sentences
Criminal Code
Mandatory sentencing
Sex offenders
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Chilliwack—Hope
Conservative
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 6, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01257)
Government response tabled on May 10, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : November 14, 2016, at 12:24 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 14, 2017, at 12:24 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
153
British Columbia
734
Manitoba
15
New Brunswick
12
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
70
Quebec
42
Saskatchewan
11
Other Countries
3
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