Tory MP Rob Anders wants 'rape' charge back in Criminal Code

Tory MP Rob Anders. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Tory MP Rob Anders. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:01 PM ET

OTTAWA – Tory MP Rob Anders wants to bring the rape charge back to the Criminal Code along with heavy mandatory minimums – eight years for the first offence and 10 for any subsequent offences.

It’s a tall order, but Anders said the only reason he isn’t going further and suggesting something like chemical castration for convicted rapists is because he “has to work within the confines” of what’s acceptable in Canada.

“We did a disservice by taking the term ‘rape’ out of the Criminal Code,” he said.


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