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Updated: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:33:43 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

MPs hear final witnesses as review of prostitution bill set to wrap up



The government's new prostitution bill, C-36, will inevitably be challenged in the courts. The Supreme Court of Canada struck down old laws regulating the sex trade in December. Shutterstock

The government's new prostitution bill, C-36, will inevitably be challenged in the courts. The Supreme Court of Canada struck down old laws regulating the sex trade in December. Shutterstock

After three days of often heart-wrenching testimony, the House Justice committee is set to wrap up the first phase of its work on the government's proposed prostitution law rewrite later today.

Testimony resumes at 1 p.m. ET - CBCnews.ca will carry the committee hearing live.

On the witness list for the final round of hearings:

9:30-11:30 AM ET

- Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution

- Hope for the Sold

- Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter

- Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

- u-r home

1:00-3:00 PM ET

- Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres

- Peers Victoria Resources Society

- Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation

- Defend Dignity: The Christian and Missionary Alliance

- Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary

3:30-5:30 PM ET

- Foy Allison Law Group

- Kyle Kirkup

- Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

- Ratanak International

- Canadian Police Association

According to the posted schedule, committee members will reconvene next Tuesday to begin — and, presumably, finish — clause-by-clause review of the bill.

Mobile users - read the live blog here.

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