New prostitution laws are coming into effect on December 6th, the national day of action on violence against women. Critics fear the new laws will cause sex workers to become even more vulnerable to violence.
The bill criminalizes the purchase of sex as well as things like advertising or other forms of communication related to its sale, though it provides some legal immunity for sex workers themselves. The government says the new law gives prostitutes the ability to create safer working conditions for themselves. Critics question that, given that it makes most elements of the sex trade illegal.
Source: CTV News