GAATW Brief to the Canadian Senate Committee Hearings on Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act
A Canadian Senate committee [Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee] today begins three days of legal hearings into the proposed new legislation on criminalising the clients of sex workers, known as C-36 (Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act). There is a lot of concern that the Conservative government is rushing the new law through without adequate consultation – especially with sex workers. GAATW’s submission draws on our previously published research on the consequences of so-called “end demand” approaches (Moving Beyond ‘Supply and Demand’ Catchphrases: Assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in Anti-Trafficking, 2011)
Click here to read the GAATW Brief to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.