OTTAWA, December 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although not reported in the mainstream press, the Conservative Government’s Bill C-2, the ‘Tackling Violent Crime Act’, passed the House of Commons on November 28. The Bill has since gone through first and second reading in the Senate and is in committee as of December 12.

The omnibus crime bill includes a provision which would see the age of consent for sexual activity raised from 14 to 16-year-of-age. Having the age of consent at 14 has been a bone of contention for many Canadians. With one of the world’s lowest ages of consent, Canada has been a target destination for pedophiles…

A 2000 international report on child sexual abuse singled out Canada as a haven for sexual predators of children. The report released by the committee to End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT). The 178-page report, titled “Looking Back, Thinking Forward,” slammed Canada for having one of the youngest ages of consent for sex at 14 whereas most countries are raising the age to 18. The report also cited the BC Court of Appeal decision to strike down the child pornography law…

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