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In June 2014, the Federal Government proposed new prostitution laws for Canada in Bill C-36. See the EFC's initial responses and more comprehensive presentations made to committees reviewing the bill in the House of Commons (July 2014) and the Senate (Sept. 2014) on our EFC prostitution resources webpage. See the EFC's response to the new laws being enacted.

The changes stem back to an Ontario court case which in 2010 struck down several prostitution laws.

Read EFC statements and activities related to prostitution at our special Prostitution Reform Page at theEFC.ca/ProstitutionLawReform.

Alberta has passed a law on child prostitution that allows police and social workers to have child prostitutes confined up to five days for their own protection.

Prostitution is an international issue, as prostitutes may be moved across borders by traffickers, and tourism to countries with high populations of child prostitutes has increased. Canada has committed itself internationally to discourage the practice of prostitution, signing the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women in 1979.

Issue: Prostitution

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Related Issue: Human Trafficking

   
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