The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled judges can impose a retroactive ban on child sex offenders from using the Internet.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the retroactive imposition of the Internet ban is reasonable.
It stems from a B.C. case involving a man who pleaded guilty to incest and the creation of child pornography.
The offences occurred between 2008 and 2011.
A year later, as part of the Conservative government’s overhaul of criminal sentencing laws, judges were allowed to make an order completely banning a child sex offender from using the Internet for any purpose, and for any length of time.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association was an intervener in the case.
It argued that’s a significantly more severe consequence than what existed at the time the offence was committed.