Legal dating age in ontario
These activists also criticized the bill, because it does not address the issue of equality, maintaining the present Canadian age of consent for anal sex outside of marriage at 18.
Depending on the situation, the Canada close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defence that can be used in the event of prosecution.
This will place youth at an increased risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections." They referenced an article in The Globe and Mail which highlighted the opinions of Martha Mackinnon (Justice for Children and Youth, executive director) who had expressed concern this would decrease the pursuit of condoms.
This proposal has received criticism from different organizations and individuals.
In November 2007, Beckham was sentenced to 17 years in prison, to be followed by lifetime supervision.
This case raised concerns that child molesters, not just in Canada but also from abroad, were taking advantage of Canada's low age of consent to sexually exploit vulnerable children while escaping criminal prosecution.
The Age of Consent ranges from as low as 11 to as high as 20 years old across the world.