Category Archives for prostitution

5th Annual Freedom Walk Presented By The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

5th Annual Freedom Walk Presented By The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

September 1, 2014

Emily Piccinin

This year, on September 27th, marks the fifth time the Free-Them initiative will band in solidarity to raise awareness against human trafficking and slavery. Hundreds of volunteers and advocates for freedom will march around the downtown core of Toronto and Ottawa waving banners, chanting rhymes and causing a stir. The aim is to educate communities, businesses and the country at large about the issue of slavery in Canada. Read More

Part 2: Alan Young Likens Prostitutes To Meat

Part 2: Alan Young Likens Prostitutes To Meat

By Carly Romano

In my previous post, I presented Alan Young’s opinion on prostitution as advertised by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. As you can see, Young’s comments provide a lot of insight into his prostitution challenge. Read More

Ready Or Not…

Ready Or Not…

June 22, 2014
Carly Romano:

We support you!

Originally posted on timea's view:

Where to start?

Hm…For the last 4 years I have been rewarded with more awards I can think of, for my work with victims of Human Trafficking, both Internationally and Nationally. (I felt incredibly honored every time)
I have spoken publicly, I am the to-go person for the Media when they need a “victim” to share her story and I become the “face of human trafficking” in Canada. Read More

Bill C-36: Canada Says No To Sexual Exploitation

Bill C-36: Canada Says No To Sexual Exploitation

Although it meant this post was late in coming, I wanted to take the time to weigh the pros and cons of Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (click here). After careful research and deliberation, I’ve come to a conclusion: Read More

Alan Young Likens Prostitutes to Meat

Alan Young Likens Prostitutes to Meat

By Carly Romano

“When you buy meat, you believe it to have been inspected and approved. If you sell your body, I think you should have to do the same.”

-Alan Young, Canadian Lawyer Magazine Read More

Think Sex Slavery Doesn’t Affect You? Think Again.
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Canada’s Turn In the Spotlight: It All Boils Down to Safety

The world will be watching Canada as Parliament meets the December 2014 deadline to take a clear stance on the prostitution debate. Did criminalizing the actions of pimps and clients prevent prostitutes from being able to safely conduct their business?

Invidiata The Collection, a luxury real estate magazine, just launched their Spring 2014 edition and published a double page spread for [free-them]! Read More

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Human Trafficking Through a Gender Lens

By: Maikeabe

On January 28, 2014, Halton Regional Police Officers arrested and charged two males, Jahmar Gayle and Michael Poku, with trafficking in persons and procuring a person to become a prostitute. This is the third human trafficking arrest in the Halton Region this year. Read More

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Open Letter to the Attorney General of Ontario

To the Attorney General of Ontario,

I have just received news that the Attorney General of Ontario has decided unilaterally not to prosecute charges under the bawdy house provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. Read More

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Sexual Assault Predator Arrested: Keele/Rogers

On November 25th the Toronto Police Service issued a news release stating that a twenty-two year old male, Andrew Medford, was arrested for sexual assault. Around 5am the day before, a woman answered her door to an inconspicuous knock when Medford forced himself into her Keele and Rogers apartment.  He attacked her by choking her and subsequently sexually assaulting her. Medford was arrested the same day on account of several charges, namely, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, threatening bodily harm, physical abuse through choking, and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Read More