Ontario to activate Sex Offender Registry at midnight.
April 22, 2001
QUEEN'S PARK, TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - Ontario's new Sex Offender
Registry -- the first of its kind in Canada -- comes into force at midnight
tonight, providing police with vital information they need to protect the
public, Solicitor General David Turnbull announced today.
"Ontario families want to know that their communities are safe and
secure," Turnbull said. "With this mandatory registry, we're serving notice to
sex offenders residing in Ontario. These individuals must register with local
police, or, if convicted of not doing so, face jail time and heavy fines. It's
The provincial Sex Offender Registry was sparked by the brutal murder of
11-year-old Christopher Stephenson at the hands of a convicted pedophile on
federal statutory release. The legislation creating the provincial registry --
Christopher's Law -- was named in his memory.
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Source: Canada NewsWire