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Libby Davies Biography

Former Member of Canadian Parliament
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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member of Parliament (New Democratic Party), Canada, 1997-2015
  • 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
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