MONTREAL — Canada’s conservative government is rushing through Bill C36, which they hope to see passed as law by December 2014. Bill C36 violates the Supreme Court of Canada’s December 2013 decision, which deemed existing prostitution laws unconstitutional. We encourage politicians to integrate sex workers’ realities into workable and sustainable community based solutions, rather than proceed with measures which segregate and displace us.
Those present will offer perspectives on the harmful impacts of Bill C36 on female, trans and male sex workers in the sex industry.
– News Conference –
Stella, l’amie de Maimie
2065 rue Parthenais, Suite 404 – Buzzer 65
The following people will be addressing the media at the Press Conference:
Anna-Aude Caouette & Robyn Maynard, Stella, l’amie de Maimie
Frank Suerich-Gulick & Betty Iglesias, ASTT(e)Q : Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec
Claude Poisson, Rézo, projet travailleurs du sexe
Karine Hudon, l’Association québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues (AQPSUD)
Viviane Namaste, Professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University
For further information regarding the Press Conference, please contact:
Jenn Clamen, Community Mobilizer – Stella, l’amie de Maimie
Tel: 514 / 285-1599