Mr. Chairman, Members of Parliament, on behalf of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada I would like to thank you for the opportunity to present to you our considerations in support of Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code – Age of Sexual Consent.
The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is a research think tank based here in Ottawa. We are committed to bringing together the latest research on issues that face Canadian families and place it in the hands of decision makers, such as yourselves. My apologies for not having this presentation available in both official languages. I only received notice on Tuesday that we would be appearing and time restraints have necessitated that it is only available in English today. The clerk has copies and will distribute translated copies when they are available.
C-22 is a bill that we are pleased to see being debated and poised for a final vote in the House of Commons in the weeks ahead. As you know, even better than I, the premise of this bill has been under consideration for many years and advocated by family-friendly organizations for even longer.
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