An Act to amend the Criminal Code (keeping child pornography in a manner that is not reasonably secure from access by others)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Peter MacKay  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of June 20, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)

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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 20th, 2005 / 3:15 p.m.
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Conservative

Peter MacKay Conservative Central Nova, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-412, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (keeping child pornography in a manner that is not reasonably secure from access by others).

Mr. Speaker, this is again aimed very much at the protection of children and keeping pornography secure from all access.

The bill would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence for a person in possession of child pornography, whether created by that person or obtained from another source, to allow or ensure that access by any other person or failing to take reasonable steps to prevent access by another person would be covered under the code.

It applies at all times, including a person who is accessing the materials. It is a strict liability type offence in keeping with the direction of the Criminal Code.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)