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Sex worker law remains an unsatisfactory work in progress

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 1:51 PM | By Greg Hughes

The past several years have featured considerable debate on the state of Canadian sex workers’ laws. It is a contentious legal issue that remains a hot-button topic among many.

For many Canadian legal scholars and advocacy groups, the issue of sex work legality – specifically, sex workers’ rights to freedom of expression and association, security of the person and equal treatment under the law – remains in an unsatisfactory state.

Modern efforts to reform sex workers’ laws commenced in 2013, in which the Canada (Attorney General)...