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MPs all agree: Porn's effect on public health in Canada needs to be addressed

A Conservative member's motion to study the health impact of pornography won rare unanimous support of all parties and members in the House of Commons.

Northern Alberta MP Arnold Viersen, the driving force behind M-47, told the House that "as a first-term MP, the impact of violent and sexually explicit material was not an issue I expected to bring forward when arriving here a year ago, nor was it on my radar."

But women's and children's protection agencies across Canada deluged the former auto mechanic with materials and entreaties to do something about what the London Abused Women's Centre called in a supportive letter, "a global public health crisis."

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