An MC kept the small crowd assembled at Montreal's Peace Park dancing. The group gathered there on Saturday to protest Bill C-36, the Conservatives' proposed prostitution bill. CBC
Members of Parliament continue to go through the fine print of the government's bid to rewrite Canada's prostitution laws with another full day of testimony in Ottawa from legal experts, academics and activists attending the public hearings.
It's the third day of the hearings that began Monday before the House of Commons justice committee as it examines Bill C-36.
On the witness list for today are:
9:30-11:30 AM ET
- The Adult Entertainment Association of Canada
- Mothers Against Trafficking Humans
- Sex Professionals of Canada
- Glasgow law Prof. Gunilla S. Ekberg
- York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe
1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
- University of Victoria research associate Chris Atchison
- Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity (REED)
- Georgialee Lang
- Prostitutes Involved, Impowered, Cogent - Edmonton
3:30 – 5:30 PM ET
- Exploited Voices Now Educating
- Northern Women's Connection
- British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
- PACE Society
The committee will also go behind closed doors for a 30-minute in-camera discussion withYork Regional Police vice and drugs Det. Thai Truong.
Later Tuesday morning, a loose-knit coalition of groups that have come out in support the proposed bill will hold a press conference to reiterate their views.
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