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House Government Bill
38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act
Statute of Canada
2005, c. 32
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2005-07-20)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Child pornography and freedom of expression. Storrow, Marvin R.V. The Advocate, 64:625-44, Sept. 2006
  • Child pornography and freedom of expression in Canada and the U.S.A. Storrow, Marvin R.V. and Roy Millen. The Advocate, 61:825-46, Nov. 2003
  • Child pornography in Canada and United States: the myth of right answers. Johnson, Travis. Dalhousie law journal, 29:375-411, Fall 2006
  • Children in pornography after Sharpe. Benedet, Janine. Les cahiers de droit, 43:327-50, juin 2002
  • Drawing the line : Ottawa rejects demand 16 be the age of consent. Driedger, Sharon Doyle. Maclean's, 115:106, 108, Nov. 18, 2002
  • Eradicating pedophilia : toward the humanization of society. O'Grady, Ron. Journal of international affairs, 55:123-40, Fall 2001
  • Haro sur le porno. Cordelier, Jérôme. Le Point, no 1574:42-6, 15 nov. 2002
  • Inverting image and reality : R. v. Sharpe and the moral panic around child pornography. Gotell, Lise. Constitutional forum, 12:9-22, Fall 2001
  • Majeur ou pas majeur?. L'Actualité, 28:13, 1er avril 2003
  • Oppression of children intellectualized as free expression under the Canadian Charter: a reanalysis of the Sharpe possession of child pornography case. Grover, Sonja. International journal of Children's rights, 11:311-31, Oct. 2003
  • Pedophilia and the culture wars. Zuriff, G.E.. Public interest, 138:29-39, Winter 2000
  • Porn law changes, barely: minimum sentence remains mild, the age of consent 14, but 'free expression' is limited somewhat.. Stock, Peter. The Report, 30:31, Jan. 20, 2003
  • Profils des consommateurs de pornographie juvénile arrêtés au Québec : l'explorateur, le pervers et le polymorphe. Fortin, Francis et Julie Roy. Criminologie, 39:107-28, no 1 2006
  • R. v. Sharpe and private possession of child pornography. Ross, June. Constitutional forum, 11:50-9, Winter 2000
  • Senators rubber stamp child porn bill. Francoli, Paco. The Hill Times, no. 795;11, July 11, 2005
  • Sentences for offences involving child pornography. Gillespie, Alisdair A.. Criminal law review, pp. 81-92, Feb. 2003
  • The hare and the tortoise: dangerousness and sex offender policy in the United States and Canada. Petrunik, Michael. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 45:43-72, Jan. 2003
  • The harms of child pornography law. Ryder, Bruce.. University of British Columbia law review, 36:101-35, Winter 2003
  • The perverse law of child pornography. Adler, Amy. Columbia law review, 101:209-73, Mar. 2001
  • The Underground Web. Sager, Ira. Business Week, 66-72, 2 September 2002
  • Youth, pornography and the Internet. Thornburgh, Dick and Herbert Lin. Issues in science and technology, 20:43-8, Winter 2004
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Key Child Protection Reforms and Voyeurism Offences to Come into Effect (Department of Justice Canada)
  • New child porn bill would triple jail terms for offenders (
  • The Supreme Court and child porn (CBC News)
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