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Bill C-219

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First Session, Forty-third Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-219
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation)
FIRST READING, February 25, 2020
NOTE
2nd Session, 43rd Parliament
This bill was introduced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament. Pursuant to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons, it is deemed to have been considered and approved at all stages completed at the time of prorogation of the first session. The number of the bill remains unchanged.
Mr. Nater
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to increase sentences for offences of sexual exploitation and to add as an aggravating circumstance the fact that the victim is a person with a disability for the purpose of sentencing.
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1st Session, 43rd Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-219
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-46

Criminal Code

1Paragraph 153(1.‍1)‍(b) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
(b)is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years less a day and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year.
2Paragraphs 153.‍1(1)‍(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(a)an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
(b)an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years less a day and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year.
3The Act is amended by adding the following after section 286.‍1:
Aggravating circumstance — person with a disability
286.‍11When a court imposes a sentence for an offence referred to in subsection 286.‍1(1) or (2), it shall consider as an aggravating circumstance the fact that the victim of the offence is a person with a mental or physical disability.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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