Sometimes a person may say yes and later be hesitant or feel uncomfortable about continuing.
If someone changes their mind, sexual activity should stop.
This Act does not prejudice a right of action or a defence to an action that is based on the age of a party and that was in existence at the time the cause of action arose, and the law that was in force immediately before April 15, 1970 applies despite this Act.
This Act does not invalidate a direction for accumulation expressed in a settlement or other disposition made by deed, will or other instrument and executed before April 15, 1970 that, but for this Act, was a permissible period of accumulation.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and this can be indicated with either words or actions.
Sexual activity must stop – and your priority should now be keeping your partner safe.To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.Bill C-32 introduced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould would stop drawing distinctions between different kinds of sex for people in different kinds of relationships.That will be lowered to 16, if the proposed Liberal bill passes, removing the section of the Criminal Code that specifically sets rules for anal intercourse.Here is a quick look at Canada's age of consent rules.