First Call correspondence with Canadian Senate on Bill C-291

Definitions matter. As noted by an Ontario Court of Justice,  ‘Child pornography’ is a misnomer. These depictions and recordings are child exploitation crimes in progress. There is nothing entertaining, benign or harmless about the memorialization of a child being victimized and exploited.’

Removing this inaccurate and revictimizing term from the Canadian Criminal Code is the least we can do to ensure that children are not further victimized and exploited.

The Committee has not yet scheduled a meeting to discuss this bill. Write to them at urging them to pass this bill as soon as possible to get the harmful term ‘child pornography’ out of Canada’s legislation.