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Prostitution - City streets where prostitution is last resort

People often enter into prostitution as a last resort. Prostitution treats people as sexual property that can be bought and sold, and violates human dignity. Prostitution is exploitation, and a form of violence, abuse and control of vulnerable women, children and men.

God calls His people to be compassionate because he has been compassionate to us. In the Old Testament, this is evident in the call to care for the poor, the widow and the orphan. In the New Testament, Jesus calls us to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Human dignity flows from God’s creation of us in His image and His love for us. This compels us to respect and uphold each person’s inherent worth, and to not treat them as objects for our gratification.

Take action! See our page about the 2022 review of prostitution laws. There's a sample letter there you can use to contact your MP.

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Media releases

Billboard Campaign: Buying Sex Is a Crime

The Buying Sex Is a Crime Campaign is supported by a wide range of groups across the...

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EFC Welcomes New Legislation On Prostitution

OTTAWA – The EFC commends the government for taking seriously the task of...

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Articles

Why the prostitution laws are essential, part 4: Not just constitutional, but safer

Canada’s prostitution laws are not only constitutional, they are safer for those...

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Why the prostitution laws are essential, part 3: Violence and stigma are inherent to prostitution

Violence is inherent to the system of prostitution, and we do not believe that violence...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to the new Minister of Justice David Lametti

This EFC letter to the new Justice Minister urges him to keep the limits on Medical...

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Letter on Trade Negotiations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

As Canada negotiates a new trade agreement with the USA and Mexico, the EFC asks for...

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Court cases

Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford [2013]

People often enter into prostitution as a last resort. Prostitution treats people as sexual property that can be bought and sold, and violates human dignity.

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Videos

Prostitution Law Reform

(2 min 28 sec) In September 2010, Justice Susan Himel of the Ontario Superior Court...

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Government

Justice committee review of prostitution laws (PCEPA)

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Submission on Human Trafficking in Canada to Indigenous and Northern Affairs

The EFC recommends that the current law (PCEPA) be upheld and enforced; that the government initiate public awareness campaigns and education; and more.

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Documents

Submission on The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

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Out of Business: Prostitution in Canada - Putting an End to Demand

The EFC released a comprehensive report proposing reform to Canada’s prostitution laws.

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