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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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