February 18, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, 251 parishioners of St. Alphonsus Church, Peterborough, signed and sent symbolic ribbons to me as part of their campaign to focus awareness on raising the age of consent for sexual activity.
Currently, the age of consent for sexual activity in Canada is 14. My constituents want to see this age raised to 18.
The Catholic Women's League of Canada co-operates with CASE, Canadians Addressing Sexual Exploitation, to get this message out.
I will be forwarding these symbolic ribbons to the Minister of Justice, as well as sending along their message of concern about this most important issue.
I commend this group for their dedicated efforts on behalf of a cause of great importance to them and for their fine service in Peterborough and Canada.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Age of Consent
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