moved for leave to introduce Bill C-238, an act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children).
Mr. Speaker, I thank my seatmate from Okanagan—Shuswap for seconding the bill.
As we know, the children of this country are meant to be loved, cared for and protected. Unfortunately, when we live in a country where an instrument of evil, such as child pornography, has become a billion dollar industry, there is something seriously wrong.
It is my effort, through this bill, to do everything possible to eliminate any loopholes and any defence for the possession, production and distribution of child pornography which exploits our children and has a drastic effect.
I am pleased to reintroduce the bill and I hope we can get it done. This is something that has to be accomplished in Parliament.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)