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Legislation Advocacy

Bill C-36, Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

Nanos Poll – Canadians are five times more likely to support than to oppose Canada’s current prostitution legislation – This national poll researching prostitution will help ensure that the views of Canadians are represented in the evaluation; help inform the process; and help raise public awareness about Canada’s current legislation.

IPSOS Poll – Six in Ten Ontarians Oppose Decriminalization of Prostitution, Including Pimping or Sex Buying – In 2014, Canadian lawmakers rewrote prostitution legislation, making it illegal to purchase sexual services, however legal to sell them. Despite this shift, few Canadians fully understand the laws surrounding prostitution, as found in a Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the London Abused Women’s Centre Ontario (LAWC) in collaboration with their international partners, Equality Now and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).