The Conservative government reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would toughen up Canada's sex offender registry.
The party wants to make it easier for police to use the information in the registry to prevent future crimes.
Public Safety Safety Minister Vic Toews said the legislation would force anyone convicted of a sex crime to be added to the national registry and supply a DNA sample for the file.
"This is not the case under the current law. At present, the Crown must apply to have an offender registered and the presiding judge has the discretion but is not required to make such an order," Toews told a press conference in Ottawa.
"Our legislation will eliminate this process and make registration automatic upon conviction."
The proposed amendments would ensure that police can notify foreign or other Canadian police when high-risk offenders are travelling in their area.
Authorities would also be able to include in the registry those returning to Canada after being convicted of sex offences outside the country.
The registry will also include details of how offenders committed their crimes to help police investigate subsequent cases.
The Tories first proposed the amendments in June 2009, but the bill died when Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament last December.
It is unfortunately, not uncommon, for a woman who finds herself in a compromised situation to claim a sex crime was committed. The range goes from wives who believe their husband is cheating on them, to students in high school who don't like their teacher or who are afraid they might fail a course. It is far too easy to be charged.
For the real criminals, rapists, pedophiles I have no problem with a registry and one that severely limits a convicted person's future freedoms. However, this law sounds far too broad in scope, as many have noticed. For examples I don't think using the services of a prostitute should follow with registry unless the prostitute was obviously underage, nor situations which might arise between a 17 year old and his 15 year old girlfriend unless force were used or there were other clearly substantiated evidence of malfeasance.