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Feds’ proposed prostitution law to create conditions for violence, murder to occur

VANCOUVER, B.C.—I feel compelled to write about Bill C-36, Canada’s proposed prostitution laws. I met Justice Minister Peter MacKay in early March at a meeting where I urged him to consider the harms that criminalization imposes on the most marginalized women in the sex industry. I left that meeting with a strong sense of hope and the impression that he is a sensible person who understands the magnitude of the decision his government was about to make. 

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Feds’ proposed prostitution law to create conditions for violence, murder to occur

VANCOUVER, B.C.—I feel compelled to write about Bill C-36, Canada’s proposed prostitution laws. I met Justice Minister Peter MacKay in early March at a meeting where I urged him to consider the harms that criminalization imposes on the most marginalized women in the sex industry. I left that meeting with a strong sense of hope and the impression that he is a sensible person who understands the magnitude of the decision his government was about to make. 

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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