Canada dating laws

by  |  01-Mar-2020 15:43

"They won't go to a drug store and ask for condoms," she says.

It is not a crime for youth under 16 to engage in sexual activity, she points out.

This booklet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of some of Canada’s laws on sexual assault, and other offences involving sexual exploitation. This is the age that criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a young person to consent to sexual activity.

Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you. It is important to know that in some situations a person must be 18 years old to consent to sexual activity.

Actions, such as struggling and trying to leave, show that you do not consent.

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