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Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department
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In April, the Liberal government announced it would introduce legislation to create a new regulator that will ensure online platforms remove harmful content, including depictions of children and intimate images that are shared without consent.

Conservative and New Democrat MPs have questioned why a regulator is needed to crack down on exploitive content when the Criminal Code already bars child pornography and the knowing distribution of illicit images.

Angus says the lack of details or timelines around the regulator prompted his request, calling the 75-month waiting period "ridiculous."

The Justice Department says in an email that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records and that interim release of documents is possible in high-volume cases.
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