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, 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