Even if it is legal its wrong, but I just wanted to know. The Criminal Code does not now criminalize consensual sexual activity with or between persons 14 or over, unless it takes place in a relationship of trust or dependency, in which case sexual activity with persons over 14 but under 18 can constitute an offence, notwithstanding their consent. I live in Ontario, and I believe this is one truly ****ed up disgusting law.I have a duaghter and its good to know these things. Even consensual activity with those under 14 but over 12 may not be an offence if the accused is under 16 and less than two years older than the complainant. Even though it says there can be no more than two years age difference between partners ... I don't even know how this even managed to get in our Criminal Code! its illegal to take out a person under the age of 16 with out her parents consent...
The law includes a “close-in-age” provision of five years, which means it would be legal for a 15-year-old to have relations with a 19-year-old provided the relationship is not exploitive and the older party is not in a position of authority or trust.
In some provinces such as Ontario, 18 is the legal age to vote but 19 to buy alcohol Sex ----- 16 is age of consent Voting -----18 Driving -----16 (15 for a learners permit in Alberta) Alcohol/tobacco purchasing -----19 (18 in Quebec) Age of sexual consent ------16/m, 16/f Military service ------16 with guardian approval Gaming and lotteries-----18 (19 for casinos except 18 in Quebec) Mandatory school attendance is 16 Marriage 18 (unless guardian approval) Applying for a firearms license 18 (15 with guardian approval) Retirement mandatory until 65 (recently changed in Ontario) Working ----15 * usually regulated by province and not federally.
Check out this website from the "Justice for Children and Youth"; it appears to be 16 and there is also a toll-free number in Toronto (1-888-999-5329) you can call to confirm. HTML You also may be able to get free legal council through your local Minisitry of Social Services or Children & Families.
I don't even know how this even managed to get in our Criminal Code! Presumption re age (3) Evidence that the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) was represented to the accused as being under the age of eighteen years, sixteen years or fourteen years, as the case may be, is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that the accused believed that the person was under that age. Definition of "guardian" (2) In this section and sections 281 to 283, "guardian" includes any person who has in law or in fact the custody or control of another person. some of those laws (of which that say 14 and up can date) it doesn't mean that it's ok to do so.
No defence (4) It is not a defence to a charge under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) that the accused believed that the person referred to in that paragraph was at least eighteen years of age, sixteen years or fourteen years of age, as the case may be, unless the accused took reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the person.2002, c. The parents or legal gaurdians have the final say and could legally charge the person trying to date their teenager.