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In an act of "sick and twisted" irony, Canada's new prostitution law takes effect on December 6, the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and a day now set aside to mourn violence against women.
The criticism of Bill C-36 has been well documented. And, we need to continue to examine its effects especially on racialized and migrant sex workers.
On Thursday, November 6, seven masked sex workers spoke at a press conference in Vancouver to give specifics on how Canada's new prostitution law will harm them.
The Canadian government has one year to draft new sex work legislation and must consider the risk of HIV infection in this decision. Which model for sex worker legislation is best for preventing HIV?
Imagine for a moment, if the debate over prostitution laws was aimed at other types of workers.
Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
Several sex workers' organizations have joined together to condemn the recent police activities that use deception and intimidation to investigate trafficking and exploitation.
Supreme Court of Canada had ruled unanimously to strike down all three of Canada's prostitution laws.
The Supreme Court of Canada has voted unanimously today to strike down Canada's anti-prostitution laws and give Parliament one year to come up with new legislation.
Dec 20, 2013
Allan Gardens Toronto , ON
After the Bedford decision, sex workers share their stories about what keeps us fighting!