Queer Ontario Submission to the Department of Justice’s Public Consultation re: “Prostitution-Related Offences” in Canada

March 15th, 2014 Comments off

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Below is Queer Ontario’s submission to the Department of Justice (Canada), which has been seeking public input on so-called prostitution-related offences in Canada since February 17, 2014.
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This public consultation process was set up after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously last year to strike down the laws that prohibit individuals from operating brothels, living on the avails of prostitution [sic], and communicating for the purposes of prostitution [sic], on the basis that they were too broad and effectively endangered the health, safety and lives of sex workers. The Supreme Court gave the Government of Canada one year to develop new laws to regulate prostitution-related offences, should it decide to do so –– and it has.
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The Department of Justice’s consultation questionnaire closes on March 17, 2014, and can be filled out at: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/curr-cours/proscons-conspros/index.html.
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A read-only version of Queer Ontario’s submission has been provided below.  It is followed by a downloadable version.
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Downloadable version: Queer Ontario Department of Justice Submission re Sex Work 
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Queer Ontario Volunteer Orientation Night

January 8th, 2014 Comments off

You are invited to attend the Queer Ontario Orientation Night, to be held at The 519 Community Centre, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The ad for the event can be found below, as an embedded Scribed document and as a downloadable PDF.

We hope to see you there!

Download: Queer-Ontario-Volunteer-Orientation-Night
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Notice of Fundraiser Location Change

November 18th, 2013 Comments off

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Hello Everyone,
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This is just a quick note to let you know that the Queer Ontario ‘Queer Celebration’ Fundraiser and Nick’s Milestone Birthday Bash will now take place at The Vic in Toronto: 580 Church Street, 2nd Floor Function Room. Our Fundraiser will still take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 7:00pm onward.
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We hope to see you there!
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Nick Mulé
Queer Ontario Chairperson
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