In 2002, the Criminal Code was
strengthened to include provisions such as accessing child pornography
on the Internet. The issue of child pornography is addressed specifically
under s.163.1. For more information on PART V -- Sections 150-182 SEXUAL
OFFENCES, PUBLIC MORALS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT, please visit: http://www.efc.ca/pages/law/cc/cc.
Government Response to the fourth report of the standing committee on access to information privacy and ethics
In May 2007, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics concluded its review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. In its report, the committee presented 25 recommendations to the government. The government has taken full account of the committee’s report and its recommendations in considering what actions might be taken in relation to the Act and its implementation.
Bill C-2, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act,
realizes the commitment made by the Government of Canada in the October 2004 Speech from the Throne commitment to “crackdown on child pornography.” It also supports the Government’s ongoing commitment to better protect children and other vulnerable persons against exploitation
and abuse. For more information, please visit www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_ls.asp?Parl=38&Ses=1&ls=C2
As of February 2004 Bill C-12 was before Parliament.
The Bill reached third reading debate and has since died on the order
paper. The Bill recommended amendments to the Criminal Code and the Canada
Evidence Act. It dealt with a wide variety of issues, from creating new
voyeurism offences, to child pornography, to further amplification on
the issue of age of consent. For more information and access to the legislative
summary, visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/legisinfo/.
To set up a base document regarding legislation
of the member countries of the International Criminal Police Organization-Interpol
on child sex abuse, Interpol asked member countries to provide a summary
of the applicable legal texts regarding these offences.
The replies Interpol received are
posted on its website, country by country, in one of the official Interpol
languages (Arabic, English, French or Spanish).
To view the Legislation of Interpol member states on sexual offences
against children, please visit: