Bill C-32: YM32-3/421-C32E-PDF

An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code /

"Bill C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code, was introduced in the House of Commons on 15 November 2016 by the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Jody Wilson Raybould. The bill repeals section 159 of the Criminal Code (the Code). The provision criminalizes anal intercourse, subject to certain exceptions. The bill also includes related amendments to remove references to section 159 in a number of Code provisions, as well as in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The repeal of section 159 is a change that has been sought for many years by the LGBTQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and 2 spirited) community because of its impact on that community"--Background, p. 1.

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Title Bill C-32
Subtitle An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code /
Series Title Legislative summary ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Projet de loi C-32 : Loi relative à l'abrogation de l'article 159 du Code criminel. Cover title. "11 January 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages i, 8 p.
Catalogue Number
  • YM32-3/421-C32E-PDF
Subject Terms Criminal code, Sexual orientation, Legislation