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Justice committee  I'm not fully conversant with exactly how the legislation of street prostitution works. We know that street prostitution still exists. There has not been a silver bullet, but I think if you go through the research, there's a lot more to discuss about the New Zealand experience th

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Prof. John Lowman

Justice committee  My first instinct is to say that we all seem to be expecting a silver bullet, a panacea, and there isn't one out there. This is a very complicated situation. I would like to see prostitution taken off the street, but I realize when I'm talking about women in the Downtown Eastside

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Prof. John Lowman

Justice committee  I have two different points. The Pivot challenge when it came to section 15 was talking about the way the protective service potential of the police is not extended to women in sex work so they do not get equal treatment under the charter. I think a different kind of section 15

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Prof. John Lowman

Justice committee  I have two recommendations. First, we've had the government arguing that this legislation would pass constitutional muster. It's the same government that argued that the laws that were impugned in Bedford passed constitutional muster. The government was completely wrong on that

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Prof. John Lowman

Justice committee  Yes, I can. Can you hear me?

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Professor John Lowman

Justice committee  Thank you very much. In addition to speaking today, I've submitted a written brief that is much more detailed. I'll review some of the material in that written brief and make some extra points. To introduce myself, I've worked on various research projects on prostitution sinc

July 7th, 2014Committee meeting

Prof. John Lowman