Throughout the history of the world, the weak have been exploited by the strong. One version of this bad human habit is sex tourism. Pedophiles from the First World go to the Third World to buy sex with children cheaply and safely. Thailand is a major destination.

Some countries have acted, According to Pédophilie: les lois canadiennes seraient trop timides in Le Devoir,

Australia has laws permitting the surveillance of those known to have committed sex crimes. Australia and the United Kingdom among others have laws which can be utilized to invalidate the passport of individuals who might constitute a danger to foreign children.

The laws are enforced.

Australia, for example, has initiated 28 processes for sexual tourism and obtained 18 convictions.

But Canada stands on the side.

« Canada has the worst performance on the planet when it comes time to charge its citizens who are suspected of abusing foreign children, » states Benjamin Perrin, adjunct professor of law at the faculty of law of the University of British Columbia.

Canada has a law against sex tourism, but

A Canadian law in force for ten years to this day has not led to a single guilty verdict.

It is not that Canadians are immune from this vice. One Canadian, Christopher Neil, (to the right, in jail) was arrested and charged in Thailand for abuse ; another Canadian, Orville Mader, although there was a Thai arrest warrant out for him, nonetheless succeeded in reentering Canada, where he was arrested and is out on bail, with minimal supervision. Neither one was charged in Canada. It is most unlikely  that Mader (below) will be extradited to Thailand, and about as unlikely that he will be convicted in Canada.

Rosalind Prober, president of the child protection society Beyond Borders, states

that Canada appears to lack the political determination to file charges.

Canada does not want overly to inconvenience is citizens who go abroad to have sex with children.

 Mader in Canada



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