Sex Work Post Bedford v. Canada

In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down three laws that explicitly prohibit prostitution. This historic result paved the way for debate on how exactly the government of Canada should proceed to legislate or criminalize workers and clients of the sex industry.

Georgialee Lang, a family lawyer and writer based in California and British Columbia, offers analysis on the government’s options going forward. Benjamin Perrin, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, sheds light on the Nordic model of legalized prostitution. Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto Centre for Criminology, explains regulation at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. Cheryl Auger, Board Member of Maggie’s Toronto, offers one perspective from her experience collaborating with sex workers.

Show Producer: Alexandra Steindorff

Host: Jason Apostolopoulos

Chase Producer: Daphne Cheung

Technical Producer: Stephanie Oakes

Senior Producer: Matthew Seddon

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