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Online Harms Consultation

September 8, 2021
Action Item Take 10 minutes to email the federal government in response to their public consultation. Advocate for robust policies to stop the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) & the non-consensual sharing of intimate images online. The government has launched a public consultation to hear Canadian’s views on their proposed new framework for dealing with 5 online harms.…
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Protect Youth from Pornography Exposure | Bill S-203

May 4, 2021
“Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has introduced Bill S-203 in the Senate Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act. The purpose of this Act is to protect public health and public safety and, in particular, to: Protect the mental health of young persons by restricting their access to sexually explicit material; Protect Canadians – in particular, young persons and women –…
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Pornhub/MindGeek Investigation

May 3, 2021
Pornhub & its parent company MindGeek are under investigation by the House of Commons Ethics Committee. Pornhub has hosted & profited from videos of egregious crimes such as rape, sex trafficking, CSAM & non-consensually shared content. Advocates and survivors of sexual exploitation have been exposing Pornhub’s criminal activities and now Parliament is acting! In February, 104 survivors & 525 NGO’s…
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Convict Traffickers | Bill S-228

April 20, 2021
Senator Salma Ataullahjan introduced Bill S-228 in the Senate: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) This Act simplifies the definition of “exploitation” for trafficking offenses in the Criminal Code to reflect the international definition outlined in the Palermo Protocol. It removes the unfair burden placed on exploited individuals to prove that there was an element of…
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Supporting Exploited Minors & Trafficked Individuals | Bill C-277

April 9, 2021
Bill C-277 aims to amend the Criminal Code to strengthen the protection around exploited minors and individuals in several ways. It allows the confiscation of the proceeds of crime, eliminates preliminary inquiries, brings consecutive sentencing of traffickers into force, and calls on the Justice Minister to expedite access to evidence of crimes committed on the internet. …
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