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306 academics are concerned about Canada's sex work laws

Vice
Friday, March 28, 2014

An open letter sent yesterday to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and opposition leaders, is signed by 306 academics who complain that the federal government is "considering the introduction of new legislation to criminalize the purchasing of sex," which they say will harm sex workers and hinder efforts to combat sex trafficking.

"We are calling on the federal government to demonstrate leadership when addressing these challenging issues by promoting evidence-based laws and policies that protect the safety, health and human rights of sex workers," the letter pleads.