Contact your ministers of justice requesting the enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout the province and country.
You may write your own letter or simply copy and paste the sample letter below into an email or paper letter. Links to ministers' official webpages are at the bottom of the page.
The federal government is responsible for writing and enacting criminal laws while provincial government handles the administration of justice, which includes the enforcing of laws.
When writing public officials, be sure to remember the following guidelines:
• Thank the official for the work he or she is already doing on this issue.
• State that you are writing as a private or concerned citizen.
• Specifically request the enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36).
• Be polite and respectful.
• Date the letter and ask to hear back.
The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C.,
Minister of Justice
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Thank you for your work thus far, speaking for the rights of women, and working to foster improved conditions and opportunities for First Nations peoples in Canada.
I am writing as a concerned citizen to request that the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) be enforced throughout Canada.
Ending sex trafficking and prostitution in our nation is an important gender equality and human rights issue, particularly as Canada’s First Nations peoples are disproportionately affected by these issues. Without addressing the demand for buying sex, as the Act does, we cannot hope to reduce the number of victimized persons.
Canada’s new laws on prostitution put our nation at the forefront of global change towards a more just society. However, the law must be uniformly enforced across our nation, so that a fair assessment can be made. How can the efficacy of the law be assessed, when it has not been enforced?
I ask you to ensure that police forces across Canada are instructed to enforce the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.