Despite the concern raised by current and former sex trade workers and agencies providing direct support to sex trade workers, Bill C-36 passed the third reading in Senate on Tuesday. After the formality of Royal Assent is granted the bill will become law. Bill C-36 aims to restrict and discourage sex trade activities.
Locally, Sault Ste. Marie Police and various agencies have reached out to sex trade workers through harm reduction strategies. Deputy Chief Art Pluss and Constable Darin Rossetto offer some comments about how the new law will affect outreach to sex trade workers conducted from the Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Gore Street.
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