Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act

An Act to restrict young persons’ online access to sexually explicit material


In committee (Senate), as of Dec. 8, 2021

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Age Verification SoftwarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

May 9th, 2022 / 3:25 p.m.
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Arnold Viersen Conservative Peace River—Westlock, AB

Mr. Speaker, the next petition I am presenting today is from Canadians across the country who are concerned about the impact of sexually explicit material, including demeaning and violent material on the Internet. These folks are worried about the consumption of sexually explicit material by young persons and a range of harms, including the development of gender stereotypes and the development of harassment and violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence particularly against women.

The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to enact meaningful age verification. Also, a recommendation was brought forward by the health committee in 2017, so they call for the House to adopt Bill S-210, the protecting young persons from exposure to pornography act.