Senator Salma Ataullahjan introduced Bill S-224 in the Senate: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons)
This Act simplifies the definition of “exploitation” for trafficking offenses in the Criminal Code to reflect the international definition outlined in the Palermo Protocol. It removes the unfair burden placed on exploited individuals to prove that there was an element of fear in their abuse. This small change has a big impact: it will be easier to convict traffickers!
Bill S-224 is currently being considered by the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights.
You can follow the Committee’s work and watch meetings about this Bill.