Libby Speaking out for Rights for Sex Workers

Statement from Vancouver East MP on the decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal

October 12, 2010

I welcome the good news today that the B.C. Court of Appeal will allow a court challenge of Canada’s criminal laws relating to adult prostitution.

Following the Ontario Superior Court ruling to strike down Canada’s harmful prostitution laws, I’m hopeful that this legal action will give sex workers a much needed voice in B.C.

I commend the work of the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, Sheryl Kiselbach and Pivot Legal Society, for their courage and perseverance in bringing this important issue forward.

Libby Davies
MP Vancouver East