A Wildrose MLA thinks Alberta could use more legal protections for victims of cyber bullying.
Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Scott Cyr has introduced Bill 202, the Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act.
The bill would create a provincial tort law necessary to pursue damages from another individual over the distribution of intimate images, and create protections for students who’ve had their intimate images shared publicly.
Cyr said he sees this as a non-partisan issue.
“So I would hope that the government caucus, and fellow opposition caucuses, can get behind me,” he said. “And I believe this is important enough that we should be able to put partisanship behind us and move forward.”
Cyr says other jurisdictions, such as Manitoba and Nova Scotia, have already introduced such legislation.