Changing the Law on Prostitution and Exploitation

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June 4, the Canadian Parliament passed a historic bill that finally makes some changes in the laws around prostitution, sex trafficking and the exploitation of vulnerable persons.  

There’s been a great deal of prayer, lobbying and discussion in the process. MP Joy Smith, a long time advocate against trafficking and exploitation has noted the following effects of the bill:

 1. For the first time in Canada’s history, the buying of sexual services will be illegal.   

 2.  For the first time, prostituted/trafficked women will not be treated as a nuisance but treated with dignity.   

 3.  For the first time, the government of Canada will provide robust funding to help women and youth escape prostitution.   


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