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various | Bill C-36 disregards sex workers' lived experiences, the Bedford decision and social science evidence and will create more harm. This is how each diverse group will be affected.
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Terri-Jean Bedford | Terri-Jean Bedford, one of three women who began a constitutional challenge of the prostitution laws, responds to Bill C-36.
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Sonya JF Barnett | Peter MacKay's latest nonsensical move is Canada's new sex work legislation. By framing all sex workers as 'victims' and all buyers as 'perverts' MacKay is actually endangering more lives.
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Julia Smith | Find the new sex work law confusing? Well, we're here to help! Here is a great primer on the history of sex work laws in Canada, what the new law means and what each side thinks.
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Celine Bisette | Is there such thing as a 'representative' sex worker? No. Therefore, legislators need to include all experiences and perspectives from sex workers when drafting new sex work legislation in Canada.
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rabble staff | The Law Union of Ontario held a panel discussion "A Sex Worker Perspective" to discuss the future of sex work legislation in Canada.
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Celine Bisette | The development of new sex work laws in Canada is very important and the government should take their approach to policy development more seriously and include all perspectives.
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Julia Smith | 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?
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Joyce Arthur | Imagine for a moment, if the debate over prostitution laws was aimed at other types of workers.
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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.
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Pro Bono, Priya Sarin | This case is a victory because it recognizes that the current legal regime of prostitution in Canada has penalized and caused harm to the very individuals it was supposed to protect.
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Joyce Arthur | Sex workers believe that the criminal laws just struck down were a major contributing factor in the known murders of at least 200 of their colleagues and friends since the 1970’s.