Is it illegal in Canada for a 17 year old to date a 22 year old?
- bw022Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
No. There are no laws in Canada against dating anyone of any age.
The age of consent in Canada is 16 -- which two "close-in-age" exceptions, 14 and 15 year-olds may legally have sexual relations with anyone less than five years older, and those 12 and 13 may legally have sexual relations with anyone less than two years older. All assume that the older person is not in a position of trust or authority (teacher, police officer, baby sitter, guardian, etc.) when the age is 18.
(2006 Tackling Violent Crime Bill. Passed 2008).
Of course, there may be non-legal consequences, such as upset parents, churches, peers, school gossip, bosses, letters to apartment managers, etc. plus health issues, pregnancy, etc. Certain activities may also still run into legal issues such as taking pictures (child pornography), running away from home (harboring a runaway), giving someone alcohol (corruption of a minor), taking a child out of the province/country (custodial interference), and in rare cases the parents could get a restraining order against the person. However, dating itself (or even sexual contact) is perfectly legal.
- cloLv 44 years ago
AR 670-a million i think of solutions this, yet NE way, military coverage says that 17 years previous is criminal, so which you're ok. yet examine the state regulations, reason it is straightforward to be in worry from statutory in case you're in a state that asserts 18 is the criminal age of consent. despite in case you're on the backside
- Anonymous9 years ago
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