Legal and Constitutional Affairs – November 5, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – November 5, 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay defends the federal government’s anti-cyberbullying legislation. Bill C-13 would prohibit the non-consensual distribution of intimate images and empower a court to order the removal of such images from the Internet. Critics have raised concerns about the scope of the legislation. Measures include increasing police surveillance powers and granting immunity to Internet service providers and telecommunications companies that voluntarily hand over customers’ private data to law enforcement agencies. Senior Justice Canada officials Donald Piragoff and Normand Wong also respond to questions. (November 5, 2014)