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Canadian Election Result - Fantastic News!

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Justin Trudeau's Liberals won the Canadian General Election decisively! The Liberals have promised to repeal Ex PM's insane sex worker hating law!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2015

 

This law was the clown's response to The Canadian Supreme Court decision in the Bedford Case, that mandated him to make sex workers' lives safer, so he introduces a Swedish model type law ( C36 ), where amongst other things - clients are prosecuted!

It was so absurd Vancouver said it would not be enforced and now thanks to the good sense of the wonderful civilized Canadian people it will be repealed with a genuine focus on sex worker health and safety in the new legislation!

 

https://nowtoronto.com/news/the-now-guide-to-the-2015/ndp-liberals-greens-commit-to-repealing-anti-sex-work-law/

 

3 major parties opposed the nutter law and even the rather difficult francophone, Bloc Quebecois expressed some reservations on The Swedish Model type law!

 

 

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Excellent!

 

I hope that LL's legal challenge in Ireland comes off....see her thread on the main Board.

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An interesting and balanced documentary on The Swedish Model in Canada -

 

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On 10/23/2015 at 0:21 AM, SlickWilly said:

Justin Trudeau's Liberals won the Canadian General Election decisively! The Liberals have promised to repeal Ex PM's insane sex worker hating law!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2015

This law was the clown's response to The Canadian Supreme Court decision in the Bedford Case, that mandated him to make sex workers' lives safer, so he introduces a Swedish model type law ( C36 ), where amongst other things - clients are prosecuted!

It was so absurd Vancouver said it would not be enforced and now thanks to the good sense of the wonderful civilized Canadian people it will be repealed with a genuine focus on sex worker health and safety in the new legislation!

https://nowtoronto.com/news/the-now-guide-to-the-2015/ndp-liberals-greens-commit-to-repealing-anti-sex-work-law/
3 major parties opposed the nutter law and even the rather difficult francophone, Bloc Quebecois expressed some reservations on The Swedish Model type law!

 

Does anyone know if there is any sign that the Canadian Liberals are planning to honour their promise any time soon to repeal the repressive Bill C-36 brought in by the Stephen Harper government, which is still well and truly in place.

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So it doesn't seem that the Liberals are prioritising delivering on their pre-election promise in this area. Shame.

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My understanding this law which does not necessarily have to be adopted by every state (British Columbia isn't enforcing it, AFAIK0 is only being used where there are strong suspicions of exploitation of sex workers.

The way to make sure it gets overturned is for sex workers collectively to hold Trudeau to his pre election committment!

I have seen a comment that legalising Pot is their social priority!:rolleyes:

 

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The SPACES Team at the University of British Columbia have just published a 99 page report on the Off-Street Sex Industry in Vancouver, with a series of useful recommnendations on:

  • Safety
  • Stigma and Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Community Programs, Development and Collaboration
  • Regulatory and Legal Reform

Although the report focusses on the scene in Vancouver, in the context of the current pretty repressive Canadian legal environment, the recommendations and conclusions have a relevance to sex work and sex workers well beyond the confines of the Vancouver study area.

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