February 17, 2014
“The Government of Canada is seeking the public’s input on the criminal law’s response to adult prostitution (i.e. the sale and purchase of sexual services from persons 18 years of age or older). This online consultation is open from February 17 to March 17, 2014.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to really have your say, directly to the Government of Canada!
You can anonymously submit your answers to specific adult prostitution related questions in this online form they have set up on the Justice Department website:
You can also write it up yourself and submit directly by e-mail to Consultations.Prostitution@justice.gc.ca
Before responding, you should consider reading this article in the Ottawa Citizen about the way the questions are posed in the survey, and hear some input from a local sex-researcher about it.
March 17th is the deadline, so don’t procrastinate. This is important. I encourage all clients, providers and everyone else who has an opinion to have your say! Sex workers rights are human rights! Sex work is work!
Updated: February 27, 2014
Have you sent the government your thoughts yet? If not, *snap snap*, get to it people! ;)
Just kidding… but if you haven’t yet, I have a few pieces to share with you. Two sex-workers rights group have put together some resources for folks to use while composing their responses. These links provide some background info, ideas and guidelines, and were prepared by sex workers and their allies from all across the country, and designed to help inspire you to create your own personal answers.
From Maggie’s Toronto: http://maggiestoronto.ca/news?news_id=118
From POWER Ottawa: http://www.powerottawa.ca/CALLTOACTION.pdf
Remember, the deadline is March 17, and just a bit more than 2 weeks away!