Registration SI/2016-62 November 30, 2016 TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR CHILD PREDATORS ACT P. 2016-989 November 18, 2016 His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to section 34 of the .
These amendments create new reporting requirements for registered sex offenders and grant authority for information-sharing between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)/National Sex Offender Registry and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) regarding registered sex offenders.
All federal costs associated with the provisions being brought into force by this Order in Council will be accommodated within existing budgets.
The amendments to the pertain to information sharing between the RCMP and CBSA and have minimal impact on the provincial/territorial systems.
CTV News surveyed provincial and territorial health ministries to gather the most comprehensive picture of the practice to date.
The numbers show that, on average, four Canadians per day had medically assisted deaths between June 17 and December 16.
The Act contains provisions that were developed, and led by the Department of Justice Canada, including amendments to the to ensure that spousal testimony is available in child pornography cases; these provisions were brought into force on July 17, 2015.
The Act also contained Public Safety Canada-led provisions including amendments to the came into force in 2004 and authorized the RCMP to create and administer a federal registry of convicted sex offenders across Canada.
At least 744 gravely ill adults received a doctor’s help to end their lives since the medical procedure became legal across Canada in 2016, and experts say those numbers are expected to rise.
Sexual assault can have serious and traumatic consequences for victims (Chen and Ullman 2010), including poorer health and weaker social supports (Logie et al. 2009), those who identify as non-heterosexual (Logie et al. 2011), and individuals with disabilities (Benedet and Grant 2014; Luce et al. The GSS on Victimization collects information from Canadians aged 15 and older, and respondents are able to provide details about their experiences of victimization, whether they were reported to the police or not.
2014), feelings of anger, fear and anxiety, and substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts (Cybulska 2007; Luce et al. While anyone could be a victim of sexual assault, research has shown an elevated risk for women and young individuals (Brennan and Taylor-Butts 2008; Bullock and Beckson 2011; Cybulska 2007; Kaufman 2008; Kong et al. The information presented in this article refers to incidents of sexual assault that occurred in the 12 months that preceded the 2014 GSS on Victimization.
2006), the normalization of inappropriate or unwanted sexual behaviour, and the perception that sexual violence does not warrant reporting (Benoit et al. Despite an increased societal awareness about sexual assault, it continues to be a persistent issue in Canada. Given that sexual assault is an underreported crime, self-reported data are essential for providing further insight into the nature and extent of sexual assault.
In 2014, the rate of self-reported sexual assault was similar to that reported a decade earlier; in contrast, the rates for other types of self-reported violent and non-violent crime declined over the same time period (Perreault 2015). Further, previous experiences such as childhood abuse (Daigneault et al. Using data from the 2014 GSS on Victimization, this article presents information on self-reported sexual assault in Canada, including sexual attacks, unwanted sexual touching and sexual activity where the victim was unable to consent.