Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act (S.C. 2012, c. 29)

Assented to 2012-12-14

Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act

S.C. 2012, c. 29

Assented to 2012-12-14

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elder abuse)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to add vulnerability due to age as an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act.

R.S., c. C-46CRIMINAL CODE

 Paragraph 718.2(a) of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (iii):

  • (iii.1) evidence that the offence had a significant impact on the victim, considering their age and other personal circumstances, including their health and financial situation,

COMING INTO FORCE

Marginal note:Thirty days after royal assent

 This Act comes into force 30 days after the day on which it receives royal assent.