Prostitution Law Canada

The Prostitution Poll MacKay and Harper Don't Want You to See

Sean Casey | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Sean Casey

There is a $175,000 poll the Harper government commissioned seeking the actual views of Canadians about prostitution. Peter MacKay has steadfastly opposed releasing the contents of that poll, despite the fact that the information contained might have been helpful to the Justice Committee's deliberations. Department of Justice Official testified that the poll contained "useful information" in crafting the bill. At the parliamentary hearings last week, I once again asked Minister MacKay about this poll. Here is the official parliamentary record of that exchange.

LOOK: Key Changes Proposed In Tories' Prostitution Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In a rare summer sitting, the House of Commons Justice committee is examining Bill C-36, the federal government's proposed new prostitution l...

MacKay: Prostitution Bill Likely To Face Court Challenge

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Manitoba's attorney general led a call on the Harper government Monday to amend its new prostitution bill and remove a section that makes it ...

Sunny Freeman

Strip Clubs Should Become Brothels, Industry Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Canada’s strip club operators think they have a better solution for sex workers than the government — and it involves turning their clubs ...

Sunny Freeman

These Industries Could Get Slammed By Tories' Prostitution Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

Those titillating ads may not explicitly mention sex, but most readers perusing the back pages of alternative newspapers can infer that the $60 “ful...

Canadians Wouldn't Accept Legalizing Activities Of Johns, Pimps: Harper

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives are cracking down on johns and pimps because legalizing their activities would be unacceptable to Canadians, says Prime Min...

Tories' Prostitution Law A Mess That's Destined To Fail

Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Tencer

Pity poor Peter MacKay. He looks like he's having about as much fun rewriting Canada's prostitution laws as he would be having if he had to perform a root canal on himself using nothing but a crochet needle and a compact mirror. Who could blame him? Trying to find the right law to reflect current attitudes on prostitution isn't exactly easy. The odds are good that Canada's prostitution laws will be back before the country's highest courts soon enough. Why? Because the new legislation fails to address the fundamental problems that caused Canada's prostitution laws to be challenged and struck down in the first place.

Prostitution Bill Outlaws Purchase Of Sex

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New legislation would criminalize the purchase of sexual services, crack down on those who benefit from prostitution and outlaw the sale of s...

Canada's Having a Prostitution Debate, Just Not an Informed One

Irwin Cotler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The Government released a report on its consultations regarding Parliament's response to the Supreme Court decision last December striking down several prostitution-related offences in the Criminal Code. Regrettably, the information made available about the consultations raises more questions than it answers, and leads one to query whether an informed debate will occur.

Feds Want To Hear From You On Prostitution Laws

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government wants to hear from the public about how to rewrite the prostitution laws that were struck down by the Supreme Cou...

Vegas Brothel Chain Eyes Canadian Expansion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Before she became a part-time prostitute late last year, 24-year-old Krissy Summers was looking up at a mountainous $25,000 student loan from...

Legal Brothels? Feds Are Going To Fight

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's three main prostitution-control laws appear destined for scrutiny by the country's highest court after the federal government annou...

Judges Grill Feds On Sex Trade Claims

CP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - A five-judge Appeal Court panel held the federal government's feet to the fire Monday, grilling its lawyer about an as...