The following text is a portion of the Brief that was presented to the Justice and Human Rights Parliamentary Committee in July, 2014 as they gave consideration to Bill C-36, Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.

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  • We believe in a Canada that recognizes that every person has intrinsic worth and value and should be treated with dignity; every person whether rich or poor, whether male or female, whether living in a mansion or on a street corner, no matter their race or colour. 
  • We believe in a Canada where it is not the norm to be able to purchase sex.
  • We believe in a Canada that protects all women and children from the inherent violence and oppression of prostitution.
  • We believe in a Canada that does not see prostitution as a solution to female poverty.
  • We believe in a Canada that works to end the systemic issues of poverty, homelessness, addictions and mental health concerns that are tied to prostitution. 
  • We believe in a Canada that works collaboratively, with all people, to end prostitution. 
  • We believe in a Canada where future generations will grow up knowing that no human being should be bought or sold.