Posts Tagged ‘joy smith

Canada needs to do more to protect teens from porn, sociologist says

- November 20th, 2013


OTTAWA — Canada can reduce the demand for prostitutes by better limiting teenagers’ access to pornography, Wheelock College sociologist Dr. Gail Dines says.

“We have 40 years of peer-reviewed studies that shows that pornography shapes the way boys and men think about women,” the Boston-based professor told a press conference on Parliament Hill Wednesday. “It shapes their behaviour as well.”

She said the earlier boys start viewing porn, the less they’re able to perform sexually without it, while their appetite for uninhibited sex partners increases. Read more…

Fighting human trafficking on two tracks

- June 7th, 2012

As the federal government unveils its new strategy to fight human trafficking, a private member’s bill dealing with the issue is making progress towards passage in the Senate.  The House of Commons sent Bill C-310, brought forward by Conservative MP Joy Smith, to the Senate in April.  It’s already passed 2nd Reading there and is now being studied by a committee before being brought back to the floor of the Senate. Read more…

The fight against human trafficking moves forward

- May 1st, 2012


A Conservative private member’s bill that would let Canadian cops go abroad to arrest Canadian citizens and permanent residents suspected of trafficking people, is now in the hands of the Senate.  The House of Commons unanimously passed Bill C-310 on Friday, 27 April.  Now, Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu – known as a tough-on-crime senator – will guide the bill through the upper house. Read more…