moved for leave to introduce Bill C-335, an act to amend the Criminal Code (child pornography).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this private member's bill today. It is simply an act to amend subsection 163.1(1) of the Criminal Code to eliminate the defence of artistic merit with regard to child pornography, and to have the government indicate to all Canadians that it is not prepared to entertain the artistic merit defence, for the public good, as it does not apply to child pornography, which Canadians want stamped out. That is the intent of the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)