Each province can set the minimum legal age. Ontario is 16, Quebec 14 but at a condition: you must not be in any way in a position of authority over that person...example: she work for you, you are his teacher...
Originally Posted by Maxima
If you are in a position of authority, she needs to be 18 to give her consent. If not only 14 in Quebec and 16 in Ontario...not sure for the other province
And in Canada, you do not need any parent approval.
It will be illegal also if you pay to have sex with her.
Stephan Harper (Canada Prime Minister) tried to set a federal law to modify that, but was stop before he was able to do so, since the Supreme Court already rules that out.
The reason for that law is that a person who is 18 cannot be charge of rape if he got consent sex with someone who is 14 to 17. I find that normal. But I don't find it normal for someone who is 31 who got sex with a 14 years old.
Information taken from the Canada government web site:
The Criminal Code does not now criminalize consensual sexual activity with or between persons 14 or over, unless it takes place in a relationship of trust or dependency, in which case sexual activity with persons over 14 but under 18 can constitute an offence, notwithstanding their consent. Even consensual activity with those under 14 but over 12 may not be an offence if the accused is under 16 and less than two years older than the complainant. The exception, of course, is anal intercourse, to which unmarried persons under 18 cannot legally consent, although both the Ontario Court of Appeal(3) and the Quebec Court of Appeal(4) have struck down the relevant section of the Criminal Code.