Astronauts Can No Longer  Moon, Canada Decrees

Commit Crimes On The

Space May Be The

Final frontier, but the good people of Canada aim to tame that frontier with law and order.

The Canadian Parliament Proposed

A measure that will, essentially, make it illegal for Canadian astronauts to commit crimes on the moon, or while in orbit. 

The Measure, Which Was Tucked

Partway through the Canadian government's 2022 federal budget implementation bill, and was presented to Parliament on April 28, reads:

"A Canadian crew member who, during a space flight, commits an act or omission outside Canada that if committed in Canada would constitute an indictable offense is deemed to have committed that act or omission in Canada."

The Bill Later...

Adds that the same is true for crimes committed "on the surface of the moon."

In Other Words...

If you're a Canadian who commits a crime in space, you will be prosecuted like any other Earth-bound Canadian.

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