WHEREAS some recent court decisions have declared that the Criminal Code of Canada setting the age of consent for sexual intercourse for females at 14 years of age and the age of consent for anal intercourse at 18 years of age is discriminatory legislation, contrary to the equality provisions I the Charter of Rights;

AND WHEREAS it is the responsibility of society to protect young persons from exploitation ad abuse;

AND WHEREAS some children and adolescents, both male and female, are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Criminal Code of Canada be amended to set the age of consent for sexual intercourse for both male and female persons at 18 years of age, except within a husband and wife relationship, so as to provide protection from exploitation and abuse on an equal basis for male and female persons.