An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cracking down on child pornography)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Peter Julian  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to increase the penalty associated with the offences related to child pornography.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 26th, 2009 / 10:05 a.m.
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Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-484, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cracking down on child pornography).

Mr. Speaker, child pornography is nothing less than child abuse. This bill substantially increases the penalties for those who are convicted of indictable offences involving this form of child abuse, for instance distribution of child pornography. It increases the punishment for making or distributing it from 10 to 14 years, increases the maximum penalty for possessing or accessing child pornography from five to ten years, and increases the penalty for all other summary convictions to be a sentence of up to three years instead of 18 months.

As the House well knows, Canada has the sad record of being second in the world for hosting child pornography, for hosting this result of child abuse. We have to crack down and that is why I am pushing forward this motion so that we can protect the children of this country.

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