Research-to-Action

Ottawa rejects B.C. study showing its new policy will harm sex workers

The Vancouver Sun
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

OTTAWA - The Harper governent reacted defiantly Tuesday to a B.C. study which said its plan to bring in a law targeting buyers of sexual services rather than prostitutes will just end up victimizing sex workers in contravention of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The study, sponsored partly by the University of B.C., said the plan is "rhetorically powerful" and "politically appealing" but downright dangerous to the health and safety of prostitutes.