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Canadian Sex Workers are Speaking Out Against the Conservatives' Prostitution Law

Vice Canada
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Half a year after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country's prostitution laws as unconstitutional for failing to protect sex workers, the Conservative government is set to pass new legislation that will probably make the problem worse...

...In fact, by pushing street-based sex workers further to the margins, the law would probably increase the likelihood of violence and coercion. Those were the findings of a recent study in Vancouver, where police have been following a Nordic approach to prostitution for almost two years.