07/08/2014 09:25 EDT | Updated 09/07/2014 05:59 EDT

Prostitution bill: Police, sex-trade workers continue debate

Police, sex-trade workers and other experts continue debate in Ottawa on proposed changes to prostitution laws in Canada.

The House justice committee is meeting all week on Bill C-36..

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down much of the existing law last December, and gave the federal government a year to bring in new laws. If the government has nothing in place by then, prostitution will be decriminalized.

The act of selling sex in Canada is legal, but many of the activities surrounding it are illegal under the old law.