Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):
Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In light of the decision in the case of The Queen v. Pink Triangle Press, whereby Provincial Judge Harris dismissed a charge of obscenity because, in his words, "Parliament has failed to define immorality clearly enough so that its courts can judge what is moral and immoral as far as it affects children". I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath):
That as the Attorney General of Canada is severing Bill C-21, the big amendment to the Code, and bringing in a separate bill by consent of the opposition in reference to the definition of "soliciting" and "public place" as to prostitution, that he therefore also produce in the same bill a new definition of "obscenity" as far as it affects children and, in particular, make it illegal for any publisher, either by photograph or by writing, to depict a child engaged in or participating in an act of masturbation, sexual intercourse, gross indecency, etc., in light of the fact that the city of Toronto has already experienced the horrible murder of a young boy by the name of Emanuel Jaques, and child obscenity in that city is still flourishing.
Subtopic: CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic: NEED FOR FURTHER DEFINITIONS RESPECTING SEXUAL OFFENCES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43