Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canada no longer a safe haven for sex traffickers

Anti-human-trafficking bill passes the Senate
Conservative MP Joy Smith

The B.C. Catholic
has a story from Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News's eye on Ottawa, about the upcoming passage of MP Joy Smith's anti-trafficking bill:

Bill C-310 will receive royal assent June 28 and become law.
It makes human trafficking an extra-territorial offence under the Criminal Code, thus allowing Canada to prosecute citizens and permanent residents for human-trafficking offences committed in other countries where there might be weak laws, inadequate policing, and/or ineffective justice systems.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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