Scott Cyr is talking more about his Bill 202, which passed through the Alberta legislature recently.
“This is exciting because I will be making party history,” says the Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA. “Being the the first Wildrose MLA to put a bill forward and see it enacted into law. Additionally I’ll be the sixteenth opposition MLA in Alberta’s history to pass a private member bill through all three readings in the legislature.
“It’s incredible I have the opportunity to move this forward and I want to thank all the constituents of Bonnyville-Cold Lake for trusting me with their votes to make this happen. Furthermore I’d like to thank all the MLAs who unanimously supported my bill through the house and put their input into strengthening this bill. It’s a great example how all parties can work together in the legislature can work together and put partisanship aside for the betterment of Alberta.”
Bill 202, the Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act is meant to more clearly define a victim’s right to sue when risque pictures of themselves are shared online without their consent. It’s also intended to give school boards more authority to discipline students who do so.
“The impact of sharing intimate images can have detrimental social, mental and physical effects,” Cyr says. “Now those affected by the actions will have stronger protections for harassment or humiliation after a relationship ends.
“As a father I’m proud to see this legislation be enacted to protect all of Alberta’s sons and daughters.”