Media Release; Bill C-36 [TORONTO] Defend Dignity applauds the Justice Department of the Government of Canada for the release of Bill C – 36  Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.  Bill C- 36 is a critical first step in changing the paradigm of how prostitution is addressed in Canada, in law, in policy, and ultimately, in public attitude. Click on the video above to learn more about what you can do. Click to read more >>

Media Release; Bill C-36

[TORONTO] Defend Dignity applauds the Justice Department of the Government of Canada for the release of Bill C – 36  Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. 
Bill C- 36 is a critical first step in changing the paradigm of how prostitution is addressed in Canada, in law, in policy, and ultimately, in public attitude. Click on the video above to learn more about what you can do. Click to read more >>

CTV talks with Glendyne Gerrard  Director of Defend Dignity about the new Bill C-36.  " It's been a long time coming but we're delighted that for the first time ever in this country that the purchase of sex will be made illegal. We think that's a huge win, and its a first step towards changing society's attitudes in how they treat women"  Click to view CTV's news clip >>

CTV talks with Glendyne Gerrard  Director of Defend Dignity about the new Bill C-36. 
" It's been a long time coming but we're delighted that for the first time ever in this country that the purchase of sex will be made illegal. We think that's a huge win, and its a first step towards changing society's attitudes in how they treat women"  Click to view CTV's news clip >>

Statement from Beatrice Littlechief on Bill C-36 "At 14 years old, I was forced to sell my body to a middle aged white man who said as I wept, that he would take it easy and then proceeded to have sex with me.  I was also in fear of my life if I didn't follow through.   I was alone and scared and only wished that there was someone there to help me.   He thought this was ok to do this to me, but somehow mainstream society thought I was the one in the wrong."  Click to read more >>

Statement from Beatrice Littlechief on Bill C-36

"At 14 years old, I was forced to sell my body to a middle aged white man who said as I wept, that he would take it easy and then proceeded to have sex with me.  I was also in fear of my life if I didn't follow through.   I was alone and scared and only wished that there was someone there to help me.   He thought this was ok to do this to me, but somehow mainstream society thought I was the one in the wrong."  Click to read more >>

In Committee from the House of Commons - Justice and Human Rights - July 10, 2014 The committee resumes its hearings on the federal government’s proposed prostitution legislation (C-36). MPs hear from Glendyne Gerrard representing Defend Dignity (go to timecode 00:37:15), The Christian and Missionary Alliance (July 10, 2014)

In Committee from the House of Commons - Justice and Human Rights - July 10, 2014

The committee resumes its hearings on the federal government’s proposed prostitution legislation (C-36). MPs hear from Glendyne Gerrard representing Defend Dignity (go to timecode 00:37:15), The Christian and Missionary Alliance (July 10, 2014)


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