The Robert Pickton murder of sex escort hospital workers from the downtown eastside of Vancouver in the 1990s and subsequent trials focussed national attention on the safety of sex workers under current legislation, which eventually led to court cases challenging the constitutionality of those laws.
"Police not responsible for isolating prostitutes, inquiry told.I conclude that they do not.However HIV is uncommon amongst sex workers unless they are also IDUs and the Regina Street Workers Advocacy Project was critical of statements that demonised one group.70 Sex trafficking and crime edit See also: Human trafficking in Canada As in other countries, debates around human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation often dominate the larger debate on prostitution.Library of Parliament 2004 Testimony of John Lowman to Solicitation sub-committee February 21 2005 Prostitution in Canada: International Obligations, Federal Law, and Provincial and Municipal Jurisdiction."Halifax police target sex slavery as part of nationwide operation".
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71 Operation Northern Spotlight edit Shortly following the decision of the Supreme Court, the police of at least 30 centres across Canada commenced a two-day investigation into human trafficking and sexual exploitation named Operation Northern Spotlight.Pruden (4 February 2014).Pheterson, ed, A Vindication of the Rights of Whores (1989) History John.S.Chief Justice Beverley McLachlan wrote: These appeals and the cross-appeal are not about whether prostitution should be legal or not.If we viewed prostitution as violence, we would know that no matter where it takes place, whether a prostituted woman is on the streets or in a decriminalized prostitution zone ; whether she is being sexually exploited through online prostitution or on a strip club runway ;.The appellants' argument then, more precisely stated, is that in criminalizing so many activities surrounding the act itself, Parliament has made prostitution de facto illegal if not de jure illegal., per Dickson CJ at page 44 15 The legal situation has also been challenged.