- Vic Toews, Minister of safety and Government of Canada
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition. Due to the time frame in which we had to submit this, we did not meet the 10,000 signature requirement. I apologize for any trouble this may cause. I will redue the petition and repost in the comming weeks as Canada is in the middle of an Election. thank you all again for your support and Keep talking about this! Keep it LOUD! :)
We are asking the Canadian Federal Government, to open the sex offender registry to the Canadian public via a website.
We feel that it is in our children's safety, that we as parents and caregivers, know where pedophiles reside.
We the undersigned, implore Mr. Vic Toews and the Federal Government, to implement a publicly accessible sex offender registry website, as implemented by the United States of America. We feel that it is in the interest of public safety, to know where pedophiles are located.
Pedophiles in Canada are treated mildly by our criminal justice system. Jail sentences are minimal, if at all. Even though society views this as one of the most horrific crimes that a human can commit against another, there remains the most important question: What can be done? A pedophile is someone who exhibits a long term sexual attraction to children. This is a sexual preference that cannot be cured, only controlled. Yet as a society, we cannot force offenders to seek therapy, and must often sit and wait until the offender strikes again. While police and community groups in Canada are working to protect children as best they can, there remains a sense of frustration.
In a country such as Canada, where laws are made to protect people from crime, it seems that pedophiles are being ignored, often treated to very limited punishment. Canada needs to catch up to the rest of the world and treat these offenders as they deserved to be treated: with harsh penalties and treatment to assure that no additional children will be violated.
We are only seeking publicly accessible sex offender registry website as a way to protect our self as a protection for our children. If the government won't give out harsher punishment because it goes against human rights at least provide us with the right to have a tool to protect our children!
The Public access website to sex offender registry in Canada petition to Vic Toews, Minister of safety and Government of Canada was written by Shannon and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.