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View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to both of our witnesses for their appearance today. I think this is very helpful for us in this study.
Ms. Kent, I appreciate the work you are doing in your collective. We're hearing a lot about Bill C-36, and I note that you raised the issue of survivors and said that listening to people who have had dealings in this industry would be advantageous for us.
From their feedback, what do you think would happen if Bill C-36 was completely repealed, meaning we have no criminalization whatsoever in this area?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Chair.
You know, it's become clear that we could easily spend three hours with this panel, because there is so much great information being provided and so much expertise and real-life experience.
I think we have to be very clear as well. Bill C-36, which was a response to the Bedford decision, makes it very clear that selling your own sexual services is protected from criminal liability. It's already decriminalized. What people who are calling for full decriminalization now are saying that, obtaining sexual services for consideration, those who buy, sell and exploit.... As Cathy Peters and other witnesses have identified, the vast majority being exploited are women. That this should somehow be legal, that we should decriminalize the purchase and sale of Canadians, mostly women, many people, of course, reject outright.
You made a number of statements that I want to hone in on kind of quickly. One, you mentioned Canada's potential to become “America's brothel”. You drew on your experience in B.C., where you said that the legislation that was passed in 2014 is not being enforced. You're seeing evidence of how different provinces are treating it.
Could you explore that a little further and how the failure to enforce this law leads to more victimization?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you for that response.
We don't have a ton of time, so we have to ask as many questions as we can in a short amount of time.
Jennifer Dunn, I want to give you a chance to speak as well about the work at LAWC. One things you said is, “Canada needs this legislation”. You used the word “incompatible” and said that we need to continue to criminalize the purchase and sale of human beings—mostly women. By taking the step to fully decriminalize, what we're saying is that you can buy people—mostly women—in Canada.
Do you want to expand on that from your experience at the London Abused Women's Centre?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you.
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Ms. Levman and Ms. Morency. It's great to see both of you again. I take it from your testimony about the disproportionate impact that those charged with purchase and profiting post Bill C-36 are men and the victims are disproportionately women.
You took us through how Bill C-36 was a response from Parliament to the Bedford decision. Can you expand a bit more on any information you have through the department on the effectiveness of Bill C-36? I know that's always an interesting point, when we see government having to respond to a court decision. Bill C-36 was that response. Can you expand a bit on the effectiveness of this bill when it comes to going after those who are profiting from the sale of others' sexual services?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
I don't have a ton of time, but thank you for that.
Are there any cases currently before the courts in which the federal government is intervening or planning to intervene to defend or support the law that's in place, the Criminal Code provisions?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
The advertisement online of sexual services is not an emerging issue anymore. It is an issue. What, if anything, is the department doing to improve the law on that front? We hear from police departments and others that greater tools are needed to remove certain ads from the Internet. Is the department doing anything in that regard?
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