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MSHT, Canadian Laws, and the Criminal Justice System. June 21, 2022

MSHT, Canadian Laws, and the Criminal Justice System - June 21, 2022

Key Points:

  1. Human Trafficking is not synonymous with sex work. In Canadian criminal law, the offence is committed where anyone performs certain prohibited acts for the purpose of exploiting another person (the victim or survivor), or facilitating their exploitation.

  2. “Exploitation” in the Human Trafficking offence has a specific meaning that is different than the ordinary dictionary definition “to take advantage of”.

  3. The Human Trafficking offence applies to any labor or service, including but not limited to sexual services.

  4. To overcome the challenges inherent in Human Trafficking investigations and prosecutions, a victim-centered, trauma-informed multi-sector collaborative response is required.

Additional Resources:

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Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010

The Hotline is operating 24 hours, 7 days a week

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Project Recover: No person should ever have to pay for the financial instruments through which they were bought and sold.  Financial fraud and identity theft is a major component in a survivor’s exploitation. Project Recover, a corporation incorporated under the “Canada Not For Profit Corporation Act" is a volunteer initiative of financial service industry executives, provides support to survivors and advocates on their behalf with creditors. There are no fees for our support.