Vancouver police will not enforce Bill C-36

Straight.com published a piece revealing the Vancouver police’s approach to the new Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act – which won’t really change from what they were doing before:

“Our officers will still be guided by the principles and policies and procedures outlined in the sex-work-enforcement guidelines that we have,” Const. Brian Montague told the Straight in a phone interview.”

The VPD spokesperson was referring to a set of directives adopted by the police force in January 2013 that states: “Sex work involving consenting adults is not an enforcement priority for the VPD.”

When asked if Vancouver police will be mounting sting operations against buyers of sex, Montague responded: “If you read our policy…I think the best way to put it is enforcement is a last resort for us.”

See the full article here.

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