1. Was the Minister of National Revenue aware of a decision by a County Court Judge in Brockville, Ontario that found Cornwall News Distributors guilty of distributing obscene literature that had been imported into Canada from other countries?
2. Did Customs officials follow the (a) guidelines and general information contained in Customs and Excise Memorandum D9-1-1 in interpreting tariff item 99201-1, concerning the entry of material into Canada, which prohibits the entry of "Books, printed paper, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs or representations of any kind of a treasonable or seditious, or of an immoral or indecent character" (b) provisions of Section 159(8) and 159(9) of the Criminal Code and previous court decisions when making decisions on publications being imported into Canada and, if not, for what reasons?
3. Will the Minister take into consideration the numerous and recent court decisions and formulate a new directive for Customs officials to follow when making their decisions as to whether or not certain publications would be classified as pornographic material and therefore would be prohibited from entry into Canada under Tariff Item 99201-1 and, if not, for what reason?
Topic: INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic: QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER