moved for leave to introduce Bill C-396, an act to restrict the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children.
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a private member's bill, the purpose of which is to deal with the problem of child pornography on the Internet. We have good legislation in Canada which prohibits the production, distribution, sale and possession of child pornography, but with modern technology we have to address these concerns in a new way.
The bill would do two things. It would licence the Internet service providers and ensure that they co-operated to minimize the use of the Internet for the publication and proliferation of child pornography. It would also restrict those who have committed serious child sex offences from access to the Internet.
This is a serious problem in Canada and across the world which needs to be addressed.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed).