OPPA Applauds Province For Establishing First Provincial Sex Offender Registry In Canada.
April 6, 2001
Barrie, Ontario - The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) today thanked
Premier Mike Harris, Solicitor General David Turnbull, former
Solicitor General David Tsubouchi, now Chair of Management Board,
and their government for demonstrating vision and leadership in
establishing Canada's first provincial Sex Offender Registry.
"The OPPA applauds this government's commitment to the fight
against crime, particularly crime which affects vulnerable
members of our society," said OPPA President Brian Adkin. "The
Registry is an important tool for police and will play a vital
role in tracking sex offenders and preventing them from
Christopher's Law (Sex Offender Registry 2000) will come into
force April 23, 2001. The law was named in memory of 11-year-old
Christopher Stephenson who was brutally murdered in 1988 by a
convicted pedophile on federal statutory release. The inquest
jury into Christopher's death recommended the creation of a
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