http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/06/organizations-agencies-call-for-repeal-prostitution-law_n_6280598.html?utm_hp_ref=bill-c-36 More Than 60 Organizations And Agencies Call For Repeal Of New Prostitution Law CP | By The Canadian Press Posted: 12/06/2014 10:05 am EST Updated: 12/06/2014 10:59 am EST TORONTO - More than 60 organizations and agencies from across the country are calling for the non-enforcement and repeal of new prostitution laws that came into force on Saturday. The groups — which include the Canadian AIDS Society, John Read More
https://nowtoronto.com/news/councillors-write-to-kathleen-wynne-bill-c-36/ 25 COUNCILLORS ASK WYNNE TO TEST CONSTITUTIONALITY OF NEW SEX LAW Letter to be presented on the National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women this Friday BY KATE ROBERTSON, ANDREA HOUSTON DECEMBER 4, 2014 Twenty-five Toronto city councillors have signed a letter asking Premier Kathleen Wynne to take the Feds' Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) to the Ontario Court Read More
http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/city-response-to-passing-of-bill-c-36.aspx Our response to the passing of Bill C-36 November 7 2014 The City is concerned with the passing of Bill C-36, Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, as research confirms that criminalization of sex work puts those involved in sex work at further risk of increased violence. The passing of Bill C-36: Undermines the health and safety of sex workers Increases social exclusion and pushes sex Read More
The Prostitution Law Reform Committee Review of New Zealand’s Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers
Lianne Dalziel 23 MAY, 2008 Act helps health and safety of sex workers, report says Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers. The Prostitution Law Reform Committee, chaired by former Read More
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto-newspaper-says-it-will-defy-ad-ban-in-new-prostitution-bill/article21981714/ Toronto newspaper says it will defy ad ban in new prostitution bill STEPHANIE LEVITZ OTTAWA — The Canadian Press Published Saturday, Dec. 06 2014, 8:04 AM EST Last updated Saturday, Dec. 06 2014, 8:05 AM EST A ban on advertising sexual services takes effect Saturday as part of the federal government’s new prostitution laws — but at least one of Canada’s leading independent newspapers says it plans to defy Read More
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/wynne-has-grave-concern-about-new-prostitution-law/article21982770/ Wynne questions if federal prostitution law respects Charter rights SEAN SILCOFF OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Dec. 07 2014, 1:37 PM EST Last updated Sunday, Dec. 07 2014, 10:15 PM EST Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has “grave concern” that Ottawa’s controversial new prostitution law won’t protect the safety of sex workers and has opened the door to supporting a constitutional challenge to the legislation. In Read More
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/sex-workers-say-new-anti-prostitution-law-still-puts-them-in-danger/article21489268/ GLOBE EDITORIAL Bad bill on prostitution – it’s law, until the Supremes return The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Nov. 05 2014, 6:29 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 05 2014, 6:29 PM EST The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, enacted by Parliament on Tuesday, is an exercise in futility. The exploited persons in question – prostitutes – will not be more secure than they Read More
Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) by Craig Cantin | September 22, 2014 8:24 am Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is rare, and members of the House will know it, standing as the leader of the Green Party of Canada and member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands, that I have not availed myself of the opportunity to present amendments at Read More
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/we-condemn-attacks-on-women-at-work-unless-its-sex-work/article21533142/ ANGELA CAMPBELL We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work ANGELA CAMPBELL Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014, 10:16 AM EST Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014, 10:25 AM EST Angela Campbell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University In a fortnight marked by intense media focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, another news Read More
Vote:Will the federal government’s proposed prostitution legislation improve the lives of sex workers?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/incoming/vote-will-the-federal-governments-proposed-prostitution-legislation-improve-the-lives-of-sex-workers/article18998096/# Will the federal government's proposed prostitution legislation improve the lives of sex workers? 6% 74 votes Yes 81% 1082 votes No 13% 178 votes Unsure 81% vote NO!