Report from Bill C36 Hearings

Robyn Maynard of Stella speaking at the Bill C36 hearings in Ottawa. Photo: CTV News
Robyn Maynard of Stella speaking at the Bill C36 hearings in Ottawa. Photo: CTV News

From Monday,July 7 to Thursday, July 10 the justice committee heard testimony from actors in the sex work industry to hear commentary on the proposed Bill c36, named the ‘Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act’, which would criminalize the purchase of sexual services, replacing the previous law which was struck down by the supreme court last december in the bedford case.

This piece features the voices of:

Robyn Maynard, of Stella, a community group located in montreal created and run by sex workers to support sex workers, gave testimony at the hearings on Tuesday, July 8.

Chris Atchison is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria, and is working on ‘sex, safety, and security: a study of the experiences of people who pay for sex in canada’, and gave testimony at the hearings.

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