Clean Internet Act

An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute child pornography, material that advocates, promotes or incites racial hatred, and material that portrays or promotes violence against women

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Joy Smith  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of April 18, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment provides for the licensing of Internet service providers by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on conditions to be set by the Minister of Industry by regulation. It also requires Internet service providers to co-operate in minimizing the use of the Internet for the publication or proliferation of child pornography and material that advocates, promotes or incites racial hatred or violence against women.

Anyone who uses the Internet to facilitate any of these purposes or possesses such material obtained from the Internet is guilty of an offence.

Internet service providers may be required to block access to identified portions of the Internet that carry child pornography or that advocate, promote or incite racial hatred or violence against women.

The Minister of Industry may enter into agreements with provinces or foreign states to assist in achieving the purposes of this enactment. The Minister may also prescribe special powers under search warrants to facilitate electronic searches.

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Clean Internet ActRoutine Proceedings

April 18th, 2007 / 3:10 p.m.
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Conservative

Joy Smith Conservative Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-427, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute child pornography, material that advocates, promotes or incites racial hatred, and material that portrays or promotes violence against women.

Mr. Speaker, today it is very important to be aware that the Internet has many useful services to the community but there has also been a lot of child pornography distributed throughout the Internet. It has also supported the human trafficking initiative throughout the globe.

Today I would like to present the clean Internet act, a private member's bill that would address these things. Basically, it would put the onus on Internet servers to be careful of what they are accepting from customers. For instance, the bill would address the fact that child pornography is not okay to put on the Internet throughout our nation.

We must all keep in mind that we need to stop the human trafficking that is happening in our country now and this bill makes a strong statement about that part of the Internet.

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