Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Age of Consent Bill C-2 Now Law

Royal Assent was granted to Bill C-2 on Feb. 28. This bill includes provision to raise the age of protection (consent to sexual activity with an adult) to 16 years from the previous 14. The new age of protection is now the law in Canada. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) repeatedly lobbied the government to raise the age of protection and applauds the increased protection for vulnerable youth from sexual predators.

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