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Kidnapping is a crime in Canada. Throughout its history, a number of incidents have taken place.
According to Canadian law enforcement agencies, about 50,492 missing children were reported to be missing in 2009. From 2000-2001, of about 90 incidents reported, there were only two that were actually stranger abduction, and in all other cases, the reports were in error.
Canadian law regards following instances to be a crime.
Every person commits an offence who abducts a person with intention.
To cause the person to be confined or imprisoned against the person’s consent;
To cause the person to be illegally sent or transported out of Canada against the person’s consent; or
To hold the person for release or to service against the person’s consent.
|Date||Victim(s)||Abductor(s)||Location||Age of victim(s)||Outcome||Notes|
|October 5, 1970||James Cross and Pierre Laporte||Front de libération du Québec militants||Quebec, Canada||49||Released (Cross)
|Cross was a British diplomat and Laporte was Quebec provincial politician. Their kidnappings set off the 1970 October Crisis. Cross was released in exchange for passage of his abductors to Cuba.|
|August 17, 1994||Mindy Tran||Unknown||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada||8||Murdered||Tran disappeared from her neighbourhood just after supper. She rode her bike down her quiet street and vanished. Hundreds of people searched for the girl but her body wasn't found until six weeks later when a man with a divining rod led police to a shallow grave near her parents' home. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.|
|31 July 2007.||Cédrika Provencher||Unknown||Trois-Rivières, Canada||10||Murdered||Her remains were discovered in December 2015.|