Canada: P.E.I. has 199 people on the National Sex Offender Registry, but that number may drop

Source: 11/16/22

The number of people on P.E.I. who are on the National Sex Offender Registry could drop after a recent Supreme Court decision.

Since 2011, any Canadian who has been convicted of two or more sexual offences is automatically listed on the registry for life.  The Supreme Court has determined that is unconstitutional, saying the list should be based on an offender’s risk to reoffend.

Mullin believes the Supreme Court decision could make the registry more effective, without minimizing the effect on victims.

“I think this decision was a recognition by the Supreme Court to say that not all people who offend sexually pose a risk to reoffend,” Mullin said in an interview with Island Morning’s Laura Chapin.

“And I think that the evidence quoted by the Supreme Court would suggest that in fact 75 to 80 per cent of offenders actually never reoffend. Now that is not to say that there’s still that 20 to 25 per cent who do pose a risk that absolutely should be on the registry…. And I think that by limiting the people that are subject to the registry, it’s actually going to enhance its purpose.”

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Can we please ask Canada if they would swap courts with us? I think I already know the answer, though………..HELL F’in NO! 😎