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Thread: Legal statutory age in Quebec

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    Legal statutory age in Quebec

    Peter Goldring, MP
    Child Prostitution and Federal Criminal Law

    Child prostitution was specifically addressed in federal criminal law as of 1997. Under these provisions, it became an offence to obtain the prostitution services of a person under the age of eighteen. In addition, it became an offence, subject to a minimum penalty of five years imprisonment, for anyone to use violence or intimidation to get or keep a minor in prostitution.

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    Last edited by Mod 4; 03-15-2005 at 07:33 PM.

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    In Canada any individual can have sex with anyone between the ages of 14-17(incl). The only stipulation is that the minor is capable of consent and that no situation exists that the minor is under the authority of his/her partner.
    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.
    Ladies and gentlemen,

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    Last edited by Mod 4; 05-30-2005 at 12:07 AM. Reason: inaccurate quote removed

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