Canada Sex Worker Laws

5 Reasons Criminalizing Sex Worker Clients Doesn't Work

Nikki Thomas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada
Nikki Thomas

As the Supreme Court of Canada begins deliberating the fate of the existing laws restricting sex work, it is vital to examine the suggested alternatives, and expose their weaknesses, before public opinion embraces them without knowing their true consequences. Though it purports itself to be a policy that protects and respects women, the "abolitionist approach" is nothing more than a ruse, and does nothing at all to help those of us who participate in the sex industry.

Sex Workers Deserve to Have Their Voices Heard

Nikki Thomas | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

Self-described abolitionists have no idea how insulting and condescending it is for us to be told we're incapable of making our own choices. One of the principle tenets of feminism is that women should have the right to make our own choices with our own bodies.

Montreal Borough Wants Help For Its Sex Workers

CBC | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Living

The mayor of Montreal's Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough says the city and province need to provide more resources for sex workers in his neigh...

Ontario Court Strikes Down Brothel Ban

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canada's anti-prostitution laws entered a "new era" Monday as Ontario's top court struck down a ban on brothels on the grounds it exposes se...

Courts Decide Monday If Prostitution-Related Laws Are Constitutional

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Living

UPDATED: Ontario's top court has struck down the ban on brothels. The court says the ban puts prostitutes in danger and they should be allowed to w...