“Over the past few weeks, survivors and front line agencies have sent a clear message calling on members of Parliament to support a ‘Made in Canada’ model that criminally targets pimps and johns and not vulnerable women and youth, encourages the exit from prostitution and reflects the exploitation inherent in prostitution,” said MP Joy Smith.
Canada’s new prostitution legislation, Bill C-36, has passed its second reading in Parliament. It still has a way to go, but it’s well on it’s way! This is great news because the approach it takes will be particularly effective in helping safeguard vulnerable young people from being drawn into the sex trade.
For those of you who are in the Greater Toronto Area, please let me urge you to attend this week’s town hall meeting to learn more about Bill C-36, and what you can do to make a difference!
When – Thursday June 19th, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Where – Kingsway College School, 4600 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Who – Hear from Jasmine, a formerly prostituted woman; John Cassells – SIM missionary; MPs Joy Smith and Bernard Trottier