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Fraser Commission

A policy advisory group mandated to explore how existing obscenity and prostitution laws fit into Canada's constitution


There is no systematic research evidence available which suggests a causal relationship between pornography and morality...There is no systematic research which suggests that increases in specific forms of deviant behaviour, reflected in crime trend statistics (e.g., rape) are causally related to pornography...There is no persuasive evidence that the viewing of pornography causes harm to the average adult...that exposure causes the average adult to harm others...that exposure causes the average adult to alter established sex practices.

1984 - from Working Papers on Pornography and Prostitution