The new law puts Canada's age of consent in line with those in Britain, Australia and most of the United States.The act also includes higher mandatory prison sentences for those committing serious gun crimes.By 1880, the first date chosen, many western nations had established an age of consent for the first time, typically of 12 or 13 years.By 1920, when the influence of reform campaigns that established a new link between the age of consent and prostitution had run its course, most had revised their age upward, to 14 or 15 in European nations, and 16 in the Anglo-American world.The country boasts a state-run system of public education, one that is provided, funded and administered by federal, provincial and local governments.Jurisdiction of the public education system, as well its curriculum, is overseen by each province.He is intent on shaming every pedophile who falls for his trap.
This table has been compiled from a combination of historical and contemporary sources.
In the last decades of the 20th century, states and nations with ages below those averages amended their laws to move closer to them.
In Europe that growing conformity owed much to moves toward greater European integration.
With nearly 10 million square kilometers of land space, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its southern border, which it shares with the United States, is the longest continuous land border in the world.
Canada is a highly developed country, with an excellent system of education.