I'd like to address that question if I may, on behalf of the Criminal Lawyers' Association.
If I understand Professor Benedet's view, I think it's that a person who is engaged as a sex worker is essentially always operating from a position of inequality. I understand the argument but I'm not sure that's a presumption that we can safely rely on in every circumstance when we're dealing with adult females.
Of course when you take the corruption of children in sexual acts and sexual prostitution, that's not going to be something that any Canadian in a free and democratic society, upholding the values that we do, is going to endorse. But the issue is really, when we're trying to deal with inequality in relation to children or we're trying to remedy some of the social ills that we're dealing with here, is the criminal law the best and most effective and precise tool that we can use? My submission would be that it is a very rough tool to either remedy inequality, or to deal with the issue of child prostitution.