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Child sex predators database planned by Conservatives

09/16/2013 12:43 EDT | Updated 11/16/2013 05:12 EST
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Conservatives will table a bill to create a searchable database of high-risk child predators.

Although Parliament is prorogued until Oct. 16, meaning no new business can be presented, this is Harper's second announcement about what he plans to do when the House and Senate resume sitting.

Harper says the government will introduce new legislation to set up a publicly accessible national database that has information on high-risk child sex offenders.

A news release from the Prime Minister's Office says the government wants to change current laws to require offenders on the National Sex Offender Registry to notify officials when they travel outside of Canada, and provide for better information sharing between police and border security. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Tom Stamatakis, president of the Canadian Police Association, were present for the announcement, made at the Vancouver airport in Richmond, B.C.

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