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Third edition of “Fifty Years of Sex Work Research in Canada” available

The third edition of the booklet “Fifty Years of Sex Work Research in Canada” is now available via this link. It recounts the major changes in the history of sex work-related activities, policy, and practice in Canada over the last … Continue reading

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“What I Learned: Reflections from 35 years of Sex Industry Research”

This is a pdf version of the presentation I made to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology on the occasion of my retirement. To view the file click here. My objective was to reflect on four questions: (1) How did … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Sex Work: Exploring the narratives of police and regulatory officials

Shaver, F.M., J. Bryans, and I. Bhola (2017) Perceptions of Sex Work: Exploring the Narratives of Police & Regulatory Officials, Presented at the Sex Work Collaborative Research Network Policies and Policing: Regulating Sex Work; Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Sex Work Research in Canada

A booklet documenting Fran’s 50 years of sex work research and advocacy is now available. It recounts the major changes in the history of sex work-related activities, policy, and practice in Canada over the last 50 years and parallels them … Continue reading

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Dorothy Shaver Memorial Service

A celebration of Dorothy Shaver’s life will be held at West Point Grey United Church on Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00 PM. There will be a reception following the service. Directions to the church can be found via the following … Continue reading

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Do Sex Buyers Lie on Surveys?

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Prostitution Laws: 30 years of Conservative Failure

Originally titled Bill C-36: Conservatives third chance to get it right, this piece was published in The Globe and Mail on July 15, 2014. The arguments set out here are more fully developed in the Brief I submitted to the Commons … Continue reading

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We already have the legal tools to make sex work safer

Originally titled Bill C-36 and harms, this piece was published in The Montreal Gazette, Saturday July 12, 2004 (p. B7). Here is the link:  Opinion: We already have the legal tools to make sex work safer-July-11-2014

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Bill C-36 Discussion Documents

Because there is a great deal of interest in the ongoing debate around prostitution law reform I have posted a number of documents for your consideration. You can access them by clicking here.

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