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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