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41st Parliament, 2nd Session
October 16, 2013 - August 2, 2015
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Short Title
Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act
Statute of Canada
2014, c. 25
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2014-11-06)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Brothel regulation in NSW. Angus, Chris and Tom Gotsis. Sydney : New South Wales Parliamentary Library, Research Service, Electronic document / Document électronique, 2015
  • Consultation publique en ligne sur les infractions liées à la prostitution au Canada : résultats finals. Ottawa : Ministère de la Justice Canada, 1 ressource en ligne (7 pages), mai 2014
  • Crime : a tough sell . Geddes, John. Maclean's, 127:24-5 , June 23, 2014
  • Hamish Stewart. The constitutionality of the new sex work law. Alberta law review, 54(1):69-88, 2016
  • La prostituion au Canada : aperçu et voies de réforme. Barnett, Laura et Lyne Casavant. Canada : Bibliothèque du Parlement, 1 ressource en ligne, juin 4, 2014
  • Le défi du changement : étude des lois pénales en matière de prostitution au Canada : rapport du Comité permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne. Ottawa : Chambre des communes Canada,, 137 p., décembre 2006
  • Les théories de la criminalisation à l’épreuve de la prostitution. Marie-Pierre Robert et Ste´phane Bernatchez. Revue générale de droit, 47(1):47-76, 2017
  • Online public consultation on prostitution-related offences in Canada : final results. Ottawa : Department of Justice Canada, 1 online resource (7 pages), May 2014
  • Prostitution in Canada : overview and options for reform. Barnett, Laura and Lyne Casavant. Canada : Library of Parliament, 1 online resource , June 4, 2014
  • Sex work law reform in Canada : considering problems with the Nordic model. Chu, Sandra Ka Hon. Alberta law review, 51(1):101-24, 2013
  • The challenge of change : a study of Canada's criminal prostitution laws : report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Ottawa : House of Commons Canada, 125 p., December 2006
  • The dark side of public participation : participative processes that legitimize elected officials' values. Nancy Bouchard. Canadian public administration, 59(4):516-537, December 2016
  • United by the problem, divided by the solution : how the issue of Indigenous women in prostitution was represented at the deliberations on Canada's bill C-36 . Goodall, Zoë. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 31(2) :232-265, 2019
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