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Bill C-36 ‘absolute gold’ for Tory Party base, says pollster Lyle

But opponents of government’s anti-prostitution efforts accuse Tories of pushing unconstitutional law to score political points.

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Justice Minister Peter MacKay is responsible for ushering in the federal government’s anti-prostitution law, Bill C-36, which opposition MPs and critics say is unconstitutional.

Valerie Scott, one of the plaintiffs named in last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada and legal coordinator for Sex Professionals of Canada, says that many sex workers feel “burned” by the fact that some of their clientele are affiliated with the Conservative Party and support Bill C-36, which passed the House committee stage last week.

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Bill C-36 ‘absolute gold’ for Tory Party base, says pollster Lyle

But opponents of government’s anti-prostitution efforts accuse Tories of pushing unconstitutional law to score political points.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Justice Minister Peter MacKay is responsible for ushering in the federal government’s anti-prostitution law, Bill C-36, which opposition MPs and critics say is unconstitutional.

Valerie Scott, one of the plaintiffs named in last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada and legal coordinator for Sex Professionals of Canada, says that many sex workers feel “burned” by the fact that some of their clientele are affiliated with the Conservative Party and support Bill C-36, which passed the House committee stage last week.

  

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