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Feds crack down on sex predators

Stricter travel rules and public database on the way

The Harper government is taking steps to crack down on sexual predators.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the government is tabling legislation to create a publicly accessible database of high-risk child sex offenders.

Among other things, he says the bill would make anyone convicted of child sex crimes against multiple children serve their sentences consecutively, not concurrently.

The legislation would also require registered sex offenders to provide more information when they travel abroad and permit more sharing of information between federal agencies.

It would also increase sentences for certain child sex offences as well as penalties for violation of conditions of supervision orders.
Testimony from a spouse would be available to prosecutors in child pornography cases.


The government promised in the October throne speech to get tougher on pedophiles.

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  1. GBS posted on 02/27/2014 08:44 AM
    What the heck is wrong with John Moore? The statistic that indicates the child victim is molested by 'a family member or friend' does not preclude that the molester is still a stranger (and potential danger) to others in the neighbourhood.
    The panel on 'Round 1' let us down this morning. Taking John's statistic as meaningful, they decided that, as a society, it is more helpful to teach our kids to live in distrust / fear of 'everybody' rather than single out potential dangers in the neighbourhood.
    The government is trying to address a group of people who have been convicted and statistically are prone to re-offend. By the panel's logic, we should then take away the employers right to know if the job candidate has a criminal record, and simply treat every candidate as if they HAVE been to jail. Ethical tom foolery!! Down the toilet we go with Mr. Moore and his situational ethics and libertarian views on crime and punishment. Christie... what happened to you? You are usually the voice of reason in such things.
    1. jc posted on 02/27/2014 09:43 AM
      @GBS conservatives are more just pandering to their base with this just like mandatory sentencing. Moore was correct in saying in a lot of cases it's a family member doing the crimes. Good question was asked!
      someone with a record lives down the street. you know where they live. what are you going to do with that info?
    2. Dean posted on 02/27/2014 12:39 PM
      @jc In a sensible society, you'd head down to the police station and apply for a permit to go lynch the monster. Unfortunately, I don't think we're quite there yet.
    3. jc posted on 02/27/2014 02:42 PM
      @Dean no easy answers to many troubling issues. not sure i want your solution either. pandering for political gain with troubling issues like this i don't like also.
      we have to be better
    4. Dean posted on 02/27/2014 02:52 PM
      @jc Ideally, we'd be able to educate pedophiles about their condition enough that they kill themselves before hurting any kids, but that seems even less likely than my first idea.
    5. GBS posted on 02/28/2014 05:57 AM
      @jc The fact that it is the Conservatives putting this forward is simply a talking point and is irrelevant to the issue.
      "In a lot of cases it is a family member doing the crimes." It seems the assumption being made is that the child molester who assaults a daughter/son or a niece/nephew would never assault the neighbor's child. Really?
      If I knew that such a criminal, having done the time, lived down the street, I could appropriately guide my children with respect to that specific "kind of danger." If my neighbor has aids I don't vilify or ostracize him, I care for and respect him yet simply take the appropriate precautions. Guiding my children to treat you JC as a sex offender for the sake of a true offender's anonymity should be offensive to you JC.
  2. john posted on 02/27/2014 11:00 AM
    i would love to be locked in a sound prof room for 5 mins each one i wil give them a ass kicking .
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