CPA supports introduction of legislation targetted at sexual
predators/serious drug crimes

OTTAWA, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Justice, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, introduced legislation this week regarding two key issues:

    
    -   The reporting of suspected material used to promote internet child
        pornography by suppliers of internet services
    -   Mandatory minimum sentences for serious drug crimes
    

"The drug trade is often linked with other serious criminal behaviours and social issues, including street gangs, organized crime, robberies and violent crime" states Charles Momy, President of the Canadian Police Association (CPA). "These amendments are focussed on the supply chain when serious offences occur. We are favourable to mandatory minimums as a means to strengthening the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act."

Like all Canadians, the CPA and its membership are also deeply disturbed by the proliferation of child pornography and the impact it has on its victims. The law enforcement community is continuously advocating for tools to assist them in improving their ability to bring sexual predators to justice. "By requiring the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other sources of on-line media to report suspected activity, this will certainly aid police investigations. This legislation builds upon provincial and territorial legislation through a national uniform process."

The CPA is the national voice for 41,000 police personnel serving across Canada. Through our 160 member associations, CPA membership includes police personnel serving in police services from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal cities, provincial police service, members of the RCMP, railway police, and First Nations police associations.

SOURCE Canadian Police Association (CPA)

For further information: For further information: Tim Smith, Government Relations and Communications, Tel.: (613) 231-4168, Cell: (613) 299-6516, Email: tsmith@cpa-acp.ca

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