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Conservative MPs not listening to critics of anti-prostitution bill, ‘disheartening, angering’: sex worker

While we heard about ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’ throughout the week, sex workers do have voices and we can use them, but that does not mean everyone will listen to what we have to say.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is responsible for Bill C-36, the government’s proposed anti-prostitution legislation. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

OTTAWA—As an escort in the sex industry for four years, I am opposed to Bill C-36 because it will put my life at risk by criminalizing me, my clients, and anyone I might hire in a “commercial enterprise” to help me stay safe.

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Conservative MPs not listening to critics of anti-prostitution bill, ‘disheartening, angering’: sex worker

While we heard about ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’ throughout the week, sex workers do have voices and we can use them, but that does not mean everyone will listen to what we have to say.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is responsible for Bill C-36, the government’s proposed anti-prostitution legislation. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

OTTAWA—As an escort in the sex industry for four years, I am opposed to Bill C-36 because it will put my life at risk by criminalizing me, my clients, and anyone I might hire in a “commercial enterprise” to help me stay safe.

  

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