February 5, 2009 (40th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Dawn Black

New Democratic Party

Ms. Dawn Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce this bill, which would strengthen the laws that protect our children.
The luring of a child is the first step that is taken by those who would try to exploit, abuse or hurt children. However, as the law now stands, this luring is only a crime if it is carried out by a computer. As we all know, technology has changed. We know that other means of communication are now used by child predators. It is time to modernize our laws to criminalize child luring in all of its forms.
I urge all of my colleagues in the House to support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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