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Canada: Stephen Harper announces tougher measures against sex offenders

VANCOUVER — The federal government acted to get even tougher on child predators at home and abroad as Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled plans Monday for a publicly-accessible national sex offender registry and a law forcing convicted sex offenders to alert Canadian authorities before they travel internationally.

Under the Conservatives’ Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act, to be introduced in Parliament this fall, convicted sex offenders and their parole and probation officers must notify police of any international travel plans. Police would inform Canadian border guards who would then — “where appropriate” — alert destination countries that a dangerous offender is coming their way. Full Article

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BINGO! They just aren’t bothering to hide it anymore! “Tougher PENALTIES for Child Predators Act” and as a result, they are going to make their registry online ACCESSIBLE as a tougher measure, (aka punishment!). Now instead of just acknowledging that the registry is punishment, they are just going to ignore it since they will gain support from the hysterical public. Watch out Canada, you are entering dangerous territory and will SOON have the same problems the US has here! ALL ABORD!! First stop, a public registry… stop, Ordinances where Sex Offenders can live, play with their kids, and work. ALL… Read more »

First…they need to make ‘predator’ a court finding of guilt
by jury or plea…….also a court finding must be acquired for
their ‘dangerous’ as it effects restriction of movement / travel ……funny thing….due process……it stops or puts those
in check making up crap .

Two years ago I spent a few bucks on trying to legally move to Canada. It was denied. While I wish I had that money back, I felt it was better to try and fail than not try at all.
This news makes me think it was better to have been denied lest I be sitting up there now with my family dragged with me, worrying the nightmare was about to repeat.

What’s this…the US and Canada trading bad policies? We’re getting socialized medicine and they are following US in sex offender policies.

Not sure why anyone would down vote you on that (accurate) comment so I equalized it for you.

Harper argues that “Convicted sex offenders who want to travel outside the country will have to alert Canadian authorities and Canadian officials will warn the destination countries if the legislation is passed.” Harper insists this will “keep our streets and communities ” In reality Harper’s proposed legislation has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with preventing crime. Let’s take a look at what Harper has chosen not to tell Canadians: There is no evidence in demonstrating the effectiveness of the registry in reducing sexual crimes or helping investigators to solve them ( The registry fails because most… Read more »

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