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With child sexual abuse crimes on the rise, on- and offline safety needs prioritizing

By Bill Wiltse, Jad Saliba      

Canada risks becoming a safe haven if we don’t have a serious look at changing the mandatory minimums for child pornography offences.

Canada’s legislators, like Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, should open a debate around the sentences handed out to those convicted of possession and dissemination of child sexual abuse materials, write Jad Saliba and Bill Wiltse. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

There are likely few more traumatizing moments for a family and their community than finding out a child has been abducted or abused by a family member, another trusted member of their community, or a complete stranger. It’s why we as a society have developed sophisticated organizations like children’s aid societies and trained professionals like teachers and doctors to look for early warning signals of abuse.

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