Feds ask public for input on prostitution law[print_link]
With Canadians being asked to help rewrite the prostitution laws, League members now have their chance to be heard. Below are some words you may choose to use as part of your response:
- The Catholic Women’s League of Canada supports the Nordic Model as stated in it’s Resolution 2009.01: Exit Strategies for Prostituted Persons and Resolution 2012.01: Criminalization of the Purchasing of Sexual Services. The Nordic model recognizes that the root cause of the exploitation of women through prostitution is the demand of male customers, without which the global industry of trafficking and prostitution would collapse. This model would criminalize the pimps and johns but not the prostitutes themselves, who are the victims of exploitation and are in need of exit strategies to regain control of their lives.
While we encourage members to respond, we kindly remind all respondents they are doing so on an individual basis and not on behalf of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada. The contact information appears at the end of the following press release.
February 17, 2014 By The Canadian Press (thecanadianpress.com)
Those who wish to comment can do so through the Justice Department website or by emailing Consultations.Prostitution@justice.gc.ca.