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Federal government outlines new legislation regarding child predators

The federal government has tabled a new bill to crack down on child predators.

The legislation, the “Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act”, outlines nine new measures that they say will help keep children safe.

Peace River MP Chris Warkentin says a big component of the bill is that in offenders with multiple convictions would have to serve their time consecutively.

“For the one charge, they’re going to serve out time for that, and then the next charge they’ll have to tack on additional time and additional time. That’s what Canadians would expect in this circumstance, and I think we’re finally moving on legislation that will reflect what Canadians would expect when it comes to these types of criminals.”

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The bill would also establish a database of high risk child sex offenders who have been the subject of public notification.

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