The current set of laws prohibit working together as well as safely advertising, puts sex workers at undue risk and potentially violates their charter rights.
Liberal MP Hedy Fry has been a long-time advocate for sex workers. She said that she's in support of a 2013 court ruling that found the old sex work laws to be unconstitutional and that tackling exploitation and organized crime can be done at the same time as making sex work more of a labour issue than a criminal one. The Hill Times file photograph
A sex worker advocacy group is pushing for reform to laws that endanger sex workers, using a decriminalization approach that some MPs say has their support.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.