5 of 10 - Contact Your Police Chiefs

Contact your police chiefs, expressing your concern about how they are implementing the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) . See link below for BC police. 

You may write your own letter, or simply copy and paste the sample letters below.

Law enforcement efforts across Canada vary from city to city.  Check out your local police force for their guidelines on enforcing the new prostitution law.  

Some cities in Canada, such as Calgary and Edmonton, have given law enforcement the authority to seize motor vehicles as a deterrent to tackle the demand side of prostitution.  “You Cruise, You Lose.”

Edmonton also has a program called “Report a John” with the prime purpose of tracking john activity in the community.

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.

 


Chief Constable Adam Palmer
Vancouver Police Department
3585 Graveley St.
Vancouver, BC  V5K 5J5
 
Dear Chief Constable Palmer:
 
Thank you for your work thus far on combatting human trafficking in Vancouver.
I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout Vancouver.
Without addressing the demand for buying sex, we cannot hope to reduce the supply of victimized persons.
Ending human trafficking, sex trafficking, and prostitution in Vancouver is an important gender equality and human rights issue.
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.
 
Sincerely,
 
YOUR NAME
YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
 

Commissioner Bob Paulson
RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
73 Leikin Drive
Ottawa ON  K1A 0R2
 
Dear Commissioner Paulson:
 
Thank you for your work thus far on combatting human trafficking in Canada.
I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout Canada.
Without addressing the demand for buying sex, we cannot hope to reduce the supply of victimized persons.
Ending human trafficking, sex trafficking, and prostitution in Canada is an important gender equality and human rights issue.
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.
 
Sincerely,
 
YOUR NAME
YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
 

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