I’m always amazed at the power of our federal government.
With the simple passage of legislation it can turn ordinary citizens into criminals.
Well, our drug prohibition laws are a prime example.
By rendering certain drugs illegal in 1908, the government turned what were law-abiding citizens into criminals.
Marijuana became illegal in 1923. One day consuming certain drugs was legal and the next day it wasn’t.
Of course the price of these now illegal drugs have increased exponentially ever since and drug dealers have been laughing for decades as they cash in for huge profits.
Now with Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, the federal government is proposing to do the same, this time with those who purchase sexual services, as well as with sex-trade workers who run afoul of this proposed highly technical and vague law.