An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to prevent access to 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.


Mario Silva  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of June 3, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence for a person who possesses child pornography to allow access to it by any other person.


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 3rd, 2009 / 4:30 p.m.
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Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-404, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to prevent access to child pornography).

Mr. Speaker, I am introducing a bill today that would amend the Criminal Code to ensure that anyone who would permit another person to access child pornography or who would fail to take reasonable steps to prevent access to such material be penalized under the law.

The bill is dedicated to Holly Jones, a young girl who was murdered on May 12, 2003, in my riding of Davenport. We need to protect all children from exploitation, and the key to this is cutting off access.

I strongly encourage all my colleagues to support the bill.

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