2008-02-13

Conservatives to Senate: 118 year old law has to chage right now, or else

The age of consent has been 14 for 118 years. Think about that: 118 years. Before that is was 12. As far as I know, not a single study has been produced, by anybody, anywhere, showing that raising the age of consent had any impact whatsoever. Obviously going back to the 1890s to study the two year raising might be difficult. However, there are plenty of countries that have changed their laws more recently....
 
When you ban making love, you better be sure of what you are doing. Because even anecdotadly, I haven't heard anybody complain about their consensual relations at such a young age (although Meg Ryan has gone on record saying she wouldn't want her daughter to be active as young as she was).
 
The police want the age of consent, in the Criminal code,  raised to 16.
 
 
WHEREAS raising the age of consent from 14 years could assist in the prosecution of
adults who buy sex from young people because it would permit a prosecution for sexual
assault without the necessity of proof that there was payment of money or other
consideration;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Canadian Association of Police Boards
urge the Federal Government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the age
of consent to sexual activity from 14 years to 16 years for those offences enumerated in
s. 150.1.
WHEREAS raising the age of consent from 14 years could assist in the prosecution of adults who buy se* from young people because it would permit a prosecution for se*ual assault without the necessity of proof that there was payment of money or other consideration;THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Canadian Association of Police Boards urge the Federal Government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the ageof consent to se*ual activity from 14 years to 16 years for those offences enumerated ins. 150.1.
 
How on earth are the police going to prove that there was se*ual activity if they can't prove there was exchange of money. I mean think about it. Are they going to take DNA samples from the sheets of motel rooms? Changing the law wouldn't make it easier, at all, for police to arrest johns.

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