Research-to-Action

Celine Bisette: The real life of a sex worker

National Post
Monday, April 28, 2014

...I urge Ms. Smith to consider the evidence that demonstrates that criminalizing the purchase of sex makes sex workers more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Last month, over 300 academics signed a document outlining the harms caused by the Nordic model. Drawing on sound scientific research, they explained that criminalizing the purchase of sex drives the sex trade underground. Adopting the Nordic model would recreate many of the harms that the Supreme Court sought to eradicate when they struck down the existing laws.