, refers to the age at which a young person can legally consent to sexual activity.
Sexual predators are out there and need to be stopped,” she said.The age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years.It was raised from 14 years on May 1, 2008 by the .But in that respect the law has not changed, says Ms. In the case of, say, a 15- and a 19-year-old, if the 19-year-old is the skating coach, "it would be a crime, as it has always been." "The fact that it's less than five years doesn't make it automatically legal.It just means that it's not automatically illegal." Another area of concern for critics is that it remains illegal for anyone under 18 to participate in anal intercourse - critics say this targets gay male teenagers - even though the law has been struck down as unconstitutional by many provincial courts of appeal.