February 28, 2013

Wildrose Leader Smith condemns Flanagan's child porn remarks

EDMONTON, AB (February 28, 2013): Today, Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement in response to comments made by University of Calgary professor Dr. Tom Flanagan on child pornography: “There is no language strong enough to condemn Dr. Flanagan’s comments.

Child pornography is a despicable crime that seriously harms all those involved, including the viewer.  The viewing of child pornography first requires the production of child pornography, which causes untold suffering and abuse towards children. In no uncertain terms, Wildrose condemns the production, transmission and viewing of child pornography. “Three years ago, Wildrose MLA Heather Forsyth put forward a private members bill compelling the mandatory reporting of child pornography and we were very proud that the bill received unanimous support in the Alberta Legislature. We await its proclamation. “To be clear, Dr. Flanagan does not speak for me or the Wildrose caucus and he will have no role – formal or informal – with our organization going forward.”


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