Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"I believe the federal government must come to terms with the contradictions and impossibility of the status quo, and engage in a process of law reform that will lead to the decriminalization of laws pertaining to prostitution and focus criminal sanctions on harmful situations."
New Democratic Party of Canada press release, Jan. 22, 2007
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member of Parliament (New Democratic Party), Canada, 1997-present
Helena Gutteridge Award, 1995
Ombudsperson for Human Rights, Hospital Employees' Union (HEU), 1994-1997
Syd Thompson Community Service Award, Vancouver and District Labour Council, 1993
Candidate, Mayor of Vancouver, 1993
Member, Vancouver City Council, 1982-1992
Peace Medal Award, YMCA, 1990
Co-Founder, Downtown Eastside Residents' Association (DERA), 1973