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Canada Passes Legislation to Protect Exploited Persons

Canada Passes Legislation to Protect Exploited Persons

After the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s prostitution laws were unconstitutional in December 2013, Canada’s Parliament was given 1 year to adopt a new model of legislation. After long and involved research including consulting survivors, those currently in prostitution, various organizations, legal professionals, justices and the public, the government proposed Bill C-36 –The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. 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

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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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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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So You Claim It's About Security...  (Part 1 of Series on Prostitution)
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“Buying Sex” Stimulates Debate on Legalization

By: Carly Romano

After waiting in the rush line at the hotdocs festival for over an hour, I looked over my shoulder and noticed that the line stretched far behind me and almost curved around the building. Apparently, word had gotten out that “Buying Sex” directed by Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes (Sea to Sea Productions) was a documentary worth checking out. Read More