Explaining the appeal of asymmetrical criminalization: Jula Hughes (UNB), Vanessa MacDonnell (Ottawa) & Karen Pearlston (UNB) on options, Bedford, and the role of legal professionals

Many thanks to law professors  Jula Hughes, Vanessa MacDonnell, Karen Pearlston for this very thoughtful exploration of the debates about “what next” After Bedford.   Those new to the issue might wish to look at previous IFLS posts on Bedford here, and/or to listen to the tape/read the transcript of the [ifls co-sponsored] After Bedford panel from January … Continue reading Explaining the appeal of asymmetrical criminalization: Jula Hughes (UNB), Vanessa MacDonnell (Ottawa) & Karen Pearlston (UNB) on options, Bedford, and the role of legal professionals

[Friday January 24] After Bedford v. Canada: What next for regulating sex work in Canada?

I’m* going to moderate this panel, which takes on some very difficult issues in the wake of an important Supreme Court decision. After Bedford v. Canada: What next for regulating sex work in Canada? Come and hear an array of panelists discuss the new legal landscape and the challenges that now face us after the Supreme … Continue reading [Friday January 24] After Bedford v. Canada: What next for regulating sex work in Canada?

on Bedford (four things)

Having spent the day mulling it over, I‘m haven’t fully decided about Bedford. I do consider it a victory on the facts and for this cause.  I mean that I haven’t decided on the map the court used to get there – what does it mean for the future on this issue and the ones … Continue reading on Bedford (four things)

Bedford Decision at the Ontario Court of Appeal

This decision came out yesterday, and if you’re in Canada you already know that.  Here’s a link to the lower court decision, yesterday’s Ontario Court of Appeal decision, and a small round up of what’s going on. Here are Profs Bruce Ryder (Osgoode) and Brenda Cossman (U of T) on Global News (in text form) … Continue reading Bedford Decision at the Ontario Court of Appeal

Sex work/workers in Canada after Bedford: watch our Nov.24 event

Along with METRAC/OWJN, the IFLS held a panel discussion on November 24 in order to ask “how we might map out the way that this case shifts the debate and the context of the debate around sex work in Canada”. The whole session was taped – so if you couldn’t make it, here it is, … Continue reading Sex work/workers in Canada after Bedford: watch our Nov.24 event