In that landmark decision, brought down in 2013, Canada’s highest court tossed out several criminal code provisions related to the sale of sex on the grounds they violated sex workers rights to security under the Charter.
The court suspended that ruling for 12 months, however, giving the federal government time to craft a new set of, in some ways, even more restrictive laws around sex work.
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“I used to make quite a bit of money, less now because I think a lot of clients are afraid to call us.” , or just Bill C-36, was the Conservative government’s response to Supreme Court’s ruling in the “Bedford” case.The explicit goal of the legislation, outlined in a justice department position paper, was to reduce the demand for prostitution by “discouraging entry into it, deterring participation in it and ultimately abolishing it to the greatest extent possible.” On one, limited, level, that strategy appears to be working.“I think it’s changed for the guys since the law’s changed,” says “Stacy,” who works in a massage parlour in Edmonton.Over 10,000 coaches have purchased the software, and many rely on it for plays, drills and practice plans. The owners have moved onto other endeavours, but have elected to make Play Manager Professional Edition free to coaches in all sports as a show of good will and gratitude to the coaching community. From Halifax to Victoria and everywhere in between, sex is still being bought and sold in Canada, according to sex workers, police departments, researchers, and common sense. Raven, a name she uses professionally, started selling sex in Winnipeg about a year ago. “People are worried about being busted.” Four months after the federal government brought into force new laws aimed at ending prostitution in this country, the vast grey market for sexual services in Canada remains, unsurprisingly, intact.