Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces new legislation that will be tabled this fall to better protect children against child sexual exploitation in Canada and abroad. Prime Minister of Canada.

The proposed amendments to Canadian law include:

  • New notification requirements for offenders on the National Sex Offender Registry who travel outside of Canada; and,
  • Better information-sharing measures between the police and border security to keep track of travelling sex offenders.

Furthermore, new legislation will also be introduced to establish a publicly accessible national database that contains information on high-risk child sex offenders who have been subject to public notification by the provinces and territories.