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Canada joining global alliance against online child sexual abuse: Nicholson

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Rob Nicholson speaks with the media in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 1, 2013. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada is joining the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online. The alliance, which includes the United States, the European Union and other countries, was started last December to help authorities better identify and assist victims of abuse and prosecute culprits.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
June 17, 2013 - 12:17 PM

TORONTO - Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada is joining the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online.

The alliance, which includes the United States, the European Union and other countries, was started last December to help authorities better identify and assist victims of abuse and prosecute culprits.

Nicholson says the goal is to strengthen the fight against Internet predators and child abuse images online.

He says the international nature of online abuse requires international co-operation to bring criminals to justice and rescue victims.

No one country can do it alone.

The alliance also wants to raise global awareness of the scope of the problem.

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