Child porn reporting mandatory in Man.
WINNIPEG — Manitobans who come across child pornography must now report it to authorities.
On Wednesday, the province became the first in Canada to make it mandatory for anyone who suspects the existence of child pornography — online or in books, photographs or other audio and visual materials — to immediately report it, Family Services Minister Gord Mackintosh said Wednesday.
The new legislation amends Manitoba’s Child and Family Services Act to include child pornography in the existing definition of child abuse. The law already requires anyone who suspects a child is being abused to report it.
Child pornography can be reported online at www.cybertip.ca or by calling the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-658-9022.