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May 27, 2019

MP STRAHL PROMOTES CONSERVATIVE PLAN TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND COMBAT CHILD ABUSE

OTTAWA – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope, is promoting the next step in the Conservative plan for A Safer Canada. A Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Andrew Scheer, will take a stand to protect the most vulnerable members of our society and combat child abuse.

“It’s utterly horrific that as other types of crime are trending downward in this country, sexual offences against children are on the rise,” stated MP Strahl. “Despite this fact, over the past four years the Liberals have not introduced any new legislation for child sexual offences.”

Our Conservative plan to combat child abuse includes ensuring these horrific offenders face the full weight of Canada’s justice system. We will ensure that survivors’ voices are heard and that sentences for sexual crimes against children take into account the length and severity of the abuse. We will also ensure that anyone convicted of a serious sexual offence against a child will serve at least five years in prison.

“The wounds of sexual abuse last a lifetime and the penalty should fit the crime.  Conservatives have a strong plan to make sure anyone who harms or sexually exploits a child is put behind bars where they belong for a very long time,” concluded MP Strahl. “We’re putting the safety and rights of children first.”