Bill C-270: Stopping Internet Sexual Exploitation

Status: Passed first reading in the House of Commons

Description: Makes it illegal to make, distribute, or advertise pornographic material of minors without their consent.

Analysis: A significant amount of online pornography exploits young people, particularly girls, under the age of 18. Organizations such as Porn Hub have recently been in hot water for profiting from this non-consensual pornography, but further steps need to be taken to protect young girls from online sexual exploitation. This bill would make such exploitation a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of up to $500,000 or up to two years in prison.

Action Items: None

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