PENALTIES FOR SEX CRIMES IN CANADA ARE HARSH
This article does a pretty good job of laying out the sex crimes landscape in Canada however there are 3 comments to make. 1. The age of consent is 16 however if you’re paying for or providing compensation for the sexual activity the age of consent rises to 18 years old. Beware of this quirk. 2. Although prostitution is not illegal, communicating with someone (even electronically) for the purpose of prostitution is. Beware of this quirk. 3. In law a complainant is not a victim until a crime has been proven. That’s why we use the terminology we do.
n the wake of Graham James’ release from prison, Legal Columnist Samantha Gold takes a look at Canada’s sex crime laws involving minors
Source: Canada’s Laws and Penalties for Sex Crimes Against Kids – Forget The Box