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Conservative leader wants manadatory five year sentence for sexual predators

May 23, 2019

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says if he becomes prime minister this fall he would provide mandatory sentences of at least five years for anyone convicted of a serious sexual offence against a child.

Scheer said a Tory government would amend the Criminal Code and take into account the severity of abuse and length as a factor in sentencing. Scheer blasted the Liberals saying two years in prison is not enough for someone who has abused someone for much longer than that. Scheer is also calling for more support for victims of sexual assault.