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Challenging Canada’s sex work laws: communicating consent should not be a crime

Summary by Ricochet
Canada’s anti-sex work laws are facing a constitutional challenge this week. This is part two of three of Ricochet’s coverage. Read part one here. “Sex workers know that criminalization and police are a source of harm in our lives. We know that the Charter is meant to apply to us and that we should not be harmed by laws that the government makes. In 2014, Stephen Harper’s government passed the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (
Published 4 months ago · Vancouver, Canada

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Challenging Canada’s sex work laws: communicating consent should not be a crime

Canada’s anti-sex work laws are facing a constitutional challenge this week. This is part two of three of Ricochet’s coverage. Read part one here. “Sex workers know that criminalization and police are a source of harm in our lives. We know that the Charter is meant to apply to us and that we should not be harmed by laws that the government makes. In 2014, Stephen Harper’s government passed the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (

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