NO, Egale is not calling for such changes to the law.
The LifeSiteNews article links to the Egale final report.
After some discussion, the recommendations appear on page 43.
TOWARD CONSENSUAL PARITY
- Repeal the ban on anal intercourse and institute a uniform age of consent.
- Add new provisions to S.490.012 that provide:
- Judges must consider the consent and relative age of victim and
accused when issuing an order.
- Judges must not issue an order if the conduct clearly falls within the legal standards of heterosexual sexual conduct at the time.
Throughout the document this call is repeated, and on page 64 it is expanded upon:
We wish to be very clear up front: Egale does not condone
pedophilia. Historically, the general age of consent has been
14 years of age. We agree that allegations of historic same sex
sexual activities with persons under 14 years of age should
be prosecuted. We are concerned that no double standard be
applied, namely that the age of consent not be higher for incidents
involving two persons of the same sex.
For the same reasons of principle, we agree that the general
rules regarding actual consent should apply equally to same sex
behaviour as opposite sex behaviour.
Canada now operates under a nuanced regime where the
appropriate age of consent varies from 12 to 18, depending on
the circumstances. It is clear that the philosophy behind the
current rules involves three general principles: (a) the ordinary
age of consent should be sixteen, (b) persons between 12 and 16
should not have their consensual sexual behaviour criminalized
if their sexual partners are of a similar age, and (c) to protect
teenagers from abuse by persons in positions of authority, in
those special circumstances, an increased age of consent of 18 is
appropriate. Provided these rules are applied equally to opposite
sex behaviour and same sex behaviour, Egale does not quarrel
with these principles and rules.