Bill C-36

Justice and Human Rights Committee


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.

  • 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.
Full Brief

Legalizing Prostitution

10 REASONS FOR NOT LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION

”As countries are considering legalizing and decriminalizing the sex industry, we urge you to consider the ways in which legitimizing prostitution as “work” does not empower the women in prostitution but does everything to strengthen the sex industry.”

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