May 25, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

Section 219 reads:
Every one is guilty of an Indictable offence and liable to four years' imprisonment who unlawfully and carnally knows or attempts to have unlawful carnal knowledge of any female idiot or imbecile, insane or deaf and dumb woman or girl under circumstances which do not amount to rape, but where the offender knew or had good reason to believe,
And so forth. With regard to the observation about punishment, and in view of the difference, I think we might substitute four for the five years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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