Protecting our Children
As a father of five, Andrew Scheer is passionate about protecting children, and ensuring that their rights come first.
That's why an Andrew Scheer-led Conservative government will always put the safety of children first and ensure that those who seek to harm them will face the full weight of Canada’s justice system.
We will ensure that victims’ voices are heard and that sentences for sexual crimes against children take into account the length and severity of the abuse by adding aggravating factors to the Criminal Code.
And we will end the practice of giving those who harm children a mere slap on the wrist, and instead ensure that anyone who is convicted of a serious sexual offence against a child serves at least 5 years in prison.
Canada's Conservatives will ensure that our justice system reflects the worth and value of every Canadian child.