According to the Criminal Code of Canada, there are some people who cannot consent to sexual activity based on their age and the age of their partner. This table tells you how old you have to be to consent to vaginal or oral sex.If the law does not consider you old enough to give consent, it means you are not responsible. Many victims who are assaulted by a partner are confused about what to do.They are made available here as a service to the public.These studies are not official Parliamentary or Canadian government documents.
Age of consent The Canadian Criminal Code age of consent is 16 years old. However, the age of consent goes up to 18 when there is an exploitation aspect in the relationship such as prostitution, a teacher student relatinship, or pornography.The age of protection for exploitive sexual activity, such as sexual activity involving prostitution, pornography, or a relationship of trust, is 18. Pierre Trudeau once said: “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” More than four decades later, governments are still regulating sexual activity. Carol Dauda, Department of Political Science, is looking at moral regulation in liberal democracies, particularly how governments in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom determine the age of consent.''Because its highly technical and quite complicated I think that we need an awful lot of public education to make sure young people, fearing they are doing something illegal, don't hide and fail to seek the medical help they need and fail to get appropriate treatments and appropriate counselling,'' said Martha Mackinnon, the group's executive director.The age of majority in British Columbia is 19 years old.