Out with the Old and in with the… Old? The Current Status of Sex Work Laws in Canada

Milica Uzelac When the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws in 2013, it was considered a triumph for many sex workers who believed that the laws prevented them from safely conducting their business. Specifically, all three Criminal Code provisions concerning activities related to prostitution were ruled unconstitutional for violating section […]

Selling Sex: Bill C-36, Prostitution, and the Canadian Constitution

Alexis Mulvenna Last December, prostitution was forced on to the federal agenda when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down all three related Criminal Code provisions as unconstitutional, giving Parliament just one year to put forth new legislation. The Court was responsive to arguments made by the applicants in Canada v Bedford under section […]

Selling Sex in Canada

Natasha Segal On Thursday, June 20, Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy and Research on Sex Work in Canada was launched at a party hosted by Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, featuring a giant singing vagina and a cake courtesy of –where else?—Frostitution. The cabaret book launch also included readings by Tor Fletcher, Jane Doe, […]