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On May 4th Canada's House of Commons passed Bill C-22 which raises the age at which a boy or girl can consent to sex with an adult from 14 to 16 years. This important bill has been languishing in the Senate ever since instead of receiving the fast-track passage it deserves.
Now, Senators have decided to commence a three month holiday without passing the bill, thereby giving sexual predators another three months during which they will be able to exploit vulnerable boys and girls legally.
Whereas the House of Commons passed a Bill C-22 raising the age at which a boy or girl can consent to sex with an adult from 14 to 16 years, and
Whereas any further delay in passing this bill endagers the safety and dignity of these young men and women;
We the undersigned citizens of Canada ask that:
Senators convene a special session of the Senate to deal exclusively with this important piece of legislation, or
Senators fast-track passage of Bill C-22 immediately upon convening in September for the Fall Session.
The Minimum Age of Consent for Sex with Adults petition to Canadian Senators was written by Institute for Canadian Values and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.