Entry #6: Equal age of consent in Canada

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RegionCanada
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusUnequal
Start DateMay 1, 2008
End DateJun 19, 2019
DescriptionThe age of consent in for anal sex in Canada is 18, whereas the age of consent for acts of sex is 16.
Sourceshttp://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2008/05/01/age_of_consent_for_sex_raised_to_16.html http://www.ctvnews.ca/sexual-age-of-consent-raised-to-16-today-1.292851 Canadian Criminal Code, Section 159 - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-75.html?texthighlight=159#s-159
Reports (1)
  • Other "TEST"


Revision History (4)

Revision by danlev

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End Date9999-12-122019-06-19

Revision by imullin01

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NoteThe age of consent in for anal sex in Canada is 18.The age of consent in for anal sex in Canada is 18, whereas the age of consent for acts of sex is 16.
Reports (50)
  • Status is not correct "C-75 was passed and therefore it is equal"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "The law was changed in 2019 to make it equal"
  • Status is not correct "The law was changed in 2019"
  • Status is not correct "Equal age of consent (16) since June 21, 2019 with passage of Bill C-75"
  • Newer law has been passed "age of constent has been equal since June 2019."
  • Status is not correct "Canada equalized the age of consent in 2019. You seem to have that listed but it must be tagged wrong as it still shows a negative score "
  • Status is not correct "Age of consent now equal with the passage of bill C-75. https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/c75/p3.html "
  • Status is not correct "Bill C-75 was passed a while ago and repealed Section 159 of the Criminal Code, making this inaccurate. Source: An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, SC 2019, c 25, s 54"
  • Newer law has been passed "https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-36.html#docCont 159 [Repealed, 2019, c. 25, s. 54]"
  • Status is not correct "Since June of 2019, the age of consent in canada for same-sex people has been lowered to 16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Canada#:~:text=Same%2Dsex%20activity%20is%20legal,men%20was%20a%20capital%20crime. https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/clp/faq.html"
  • Status is not correct "Section 159 of Criminal Code was repealed in 2019"
  • Status is not correct "Has been changed to 16 as well."
  • Status is not correct "According to wikipedia the legal age of consent for same-sex activity is 16 years."
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "Consent for same sex sexual activity has been changed to 16 years old(since June 2019)."
  • Status is not correct "Same-sex activity is legal in Canada and the age of consent is 16, equal to the age of consent for heterosexual activity, since June 2019. "
  • Status is not correct "The age of consent in Canada has been equal at 16 since 2019. "
  • Status is not correct "This is not the most up to date information"
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "it was changed in 2018."
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed "Section 159 has repealed as of 2019. https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-36.html#docCont"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "It's been equal since June 2019, but the website shows that it became illegal again in July. That's not true."
  • Status is not correct "Has been equalized recently."
  • Status is not correct "The age of consent is equal as of June 2019 in Canada. Source: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/clp/faq.html "
  • Status is not correct "ps your data dates back to 2008"
  • Status is not correct "Legal over 16 years of age. However there must not be a difference of more than 3 years if you are under 18. "
  • Newer law has been passed "Different age of consent was considered unconstitutional. It is now universally 16 instead of the 14/18."
  • Newer law has been passed "c-75"
  • Status is not correct "this is no longer true, it was equalized in 2019"
  • Status is not correct "Gay sex is more than just anal... this isn't really a homophobic law, just a stupid one."
  • Date is incorrect "Why is the date only until Jul 1, 2019?"
  • Newer law has been passed "Age of consent equalized in June 2019"
  • Status is not correct "June status more accurate"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Should be equal at age 16."
  • Status is not correct "As of June, 2019, there is equal age of consent starting at age 16. https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-75/royal-assent"
  • Newer law has been passed "Bill C-75 received royal assent on June 21, 2019 which repealed this section (159) from the Criminal Code."
  • Status is not correct "14 for sex"
  • Status is not correct "this law was changes last year. age of consent and anal sex are now equal."
  • Status is not correct "Legislation is pending but has not yet passed, this is a list of active states of law, not a list of pending legislation. Should be removed until C-75 is passed."
  • Status is not correct "This was changed in November of 2016 to make it equal. Here is the CBC article announcing the change: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-names-advisor-on-lgbt-issues-1.3851301 And here is the governments age of updated consent laws explained with no mention of different age of consent for anal sex."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Current federal government Repealed the section pertaining to anal sex age of consent last year, to align with age of consent to other sex acts. "
  • Newer law has been passed "It was just changed so it is now equal :)"
  • Status is not correct "Since November 2016, the age of consent 16 for all forms of sexual intercourse."
  • Newer law has been passed "Concerning anal sex"
  • Status is not correct "18 is the age of consent for anal sex for straight people too"

Revision by danlev

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Note18 for anal sexThe age of consent in for anal sex in Canada is 18.

Revision by vviet93

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Sourceshttp://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2008/05/01/age_of_consent_for_sex_raised_to_16.html http://www.ctvnews.ca/sexual-age-of-consent-raised-to-16-today-1.292851http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2008/05/01/age_of_consent_for_sex_raised_to_16.html http://www.ctvnews.ca/sexual-age-of-consent-raised-to-16-today-1.292851 Canadian Criminal Code, Section 159 - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-75.html?texthighlight=159#s-159
Reports (2)
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "Canadian Criminal Code, Section 159 - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-75.html?texthighlight=159#s-159."
  • Newer law has been passed "Age of consent has been equal since 1993"

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