The ongoing prohibition against sex work in this country compromises the overall safety, security, autonomy and dignity of sex workers.
"It's like there's no escape from this."
Wynne issued a statement the day after the law came into effect in December, saying she had a "grave concern" that it would
The passage of the new prostitution law has sparked a host of reactions. Many news articles opposing the legislation have been published, and some sex workers say that criminalizing their clients makes their work unsafe. Purchasers of sex are silent on the matter, letting the industry do their bidding while hiding behind the veil of anonymity.
It's appalling that 25 Toronto Councillors have jointly sent a letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, asking her to refer Bill C-36 to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Even more shocking, these councillors are requesting that the premier actually direct police officers to not uphold the law that was just passed by the federal government. The letter from the councillors cites the concern that Bill C-36 will be "dangerous for sex workers" and "will recreate harms that previously existed under the old laws." Their evidence of this -- well they talk about experts, but provide no actual documentation.
TORONTO - More than 60 organizations and agencies from across the country are calling for the non-enforcement and repeal
OTTAWA - A ban on advertising sexual services takes effect Saturday as part of the federal government's new prostitution
The new legislation, known as the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, comes into force on Saturday, Dec
Ottawa revised the law to respond to a decision last year from the Supreme Court of Canada, which concluded the previous
Prostitution is not driven by poverty. Prostitution is driven by men who desire to purchase women and youth for sex. That is why, for the first time in Canadian history, our government has brought forward legislation that aggressively targets the pimps and johns who fuel the demand for this activity with tough penalties.