Tag: Prostitution

CPS chief Rick Hanson says feds pledge to help sex workers woefully inadequate

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
CPS chief Rick Hanson says feds pledge to help sex workers woefully inadequate

Chief Rick Hanson calling for national strategy working toward abolishing prostitution A diverse chorus of aboriginal women, police leaders and former prostitutes took turns Tuesday denouncing as insufficient the Harper government’s five-year, $20-million pledge to help sex workers leave the industry. The steady barrage of criticism came on the second day of rare summer hearings by […]

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Mike Allen, MLA fired after busted in US prostitution sting back in PC caucus

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mike Allen, MLA fired after busted in US prostitution sting back in PC caucus

Mike Allen hasn’t decided if he will run in the next election An Alberta politician caught trying to buy sex from undercover officers in Minnesota while on a government trip has been allowed back into the Progressive Conservative caucus. Government whip George VanderBurg said Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo member of the legislature Mike Allen has been […]

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Three charged in Calgary human trafficking, prostitution investigation

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Three charged in Calgary human trafficking, prostitution investigation

Daniel Erhabor, Ricardo Joseph and Cynthia Kindoko charged in Calgary human trafficking investigation Two men and one woman have been charged following a Calgary Police Service investigation into alleged human trafficking and prostitution in the city. The CPS investigation began after a 37-year old woman reported that she was physically and sexually assaulted while working in the sex […]

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Changes to Canadian prostitution laws – how will Calgary adapt?

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Changes to Canadian prostitution laws – how will Calgary adapt?

Some Canadian prostitution laws deemed unconstitutional by Supreme Court With changes to Canadian prostitution laws inevitable, the City of Calgary is looking to for public input on the perceived impacts that prostitution and prostitution activities has on Calgary. Prostitution is legal in Canada, however, most activities related to prostitution are illegal, including operating a bawdy-house, […]

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Alberta targets johns, not prostitutes in new directive

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta targets johns, not prostitutes in new directive

Supreme Court ruling says Canadian laws violated rights of prostitutes Alberta’s prosecutors are being told it’s not in the public interest to take prostitutes to court, but the Crown should continue to hold johns accountable. The directive comes from the office of Attorney General Jonathan Denis, who said in a release that his memo reflects a government […]

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Former Calgary prostitute on life in sex trade

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Calgary prostitute on life in sex trade

Johns pay for 5 minutes of sex, 55 minutes to pour out their heart to Calgary prostitute It all started as a way to keep the lights on, but quickly became a journey into darkness. Linda had been fired from her well-paying health care provider job on account of the illness and soon the bank […]

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SE Calgary massage parlour used for prostitution shut down by SCAN

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
SE Calgary massage parlour used for prostitution shut down by SCAN

Calgary massage parlour located 100 feet away from a daycare A southeast Calgary massage parlour that has been used to house a prostitution operation for over a decade has been shut down by the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Unit , or SCAN. The business operated out a strip mall located at 3155 34 Ave SE, in […]

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Human trafficking investigation leads to charges against Calgary man

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Human trafficking investigation leads to charges against Calgary man

Kassim facing a number of charges, including human trafficking Mohamed Kassim, a 27-year old Calgary man, is facing a number of charges following an investigation by the Calgary Police into human trafficking in Calgary. The investigation into Kassim began in April of this year when CPS officers were called to a domestic dispute in the […]

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Agree or Disagree: There should be more concern about human trafficking in Canada

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Agree or Disagree: There should be more concern about human trafficking in Canada

Are people concerned about human trafficking in Canada or is it a social media fad? I’m fortunate to have enough diversity on my social media sites that I see some interesting things. There have been some times where people have shared the same post and the perspectives are completely different. There are other times when someone will show […]

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Three men charged in connection with Calgary human trafficking investigation

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Three men charged in connection with Calgary human trafficking investigation

17 and 19-year old women alleged victims of Calgary human trafficking organization Three men are facing a number of charges, including trafficking a minor, following a CPS investigation into a Calgary human trafficking operation. Calgary Police arrested the men on May 30 in downtown Calgary.  The police investigation was looking into the alleged trafficking two […]

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