Canada Sex Workers

'The Hooker Monologues' Aims To Peel Back The Curtain On Sex Work

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The production's creator is a sister of one of serial killer Robert Pickton's victims.

MacKay: $20-Million Exit Strategy For Sex Workers 'Over-Subscribed'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Politics

ESQUIMALT, B.C. - There are more groups than money available for the government's proposed $20 million plan to get sex workers out of the industry, Ju...

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...

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...

Courts Say You Can't Talk About Sex (Work), Baby

Mick Côté | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Mick Côté

The ban on bawdy houses was struck down Monday, however, communicating for the purpose of prostitution remains in full effect in order to keep sex work off the streets and away from public scrutiny.

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...