Canada’s New Prostitution Bill: Will it Stand Up in Court?


January 22, 2015 :: Wade Hlady
Moderated by Knud Petersen

The Canadian Government recently passed Bill C-36, the “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act” in response to a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that found many parts of the existing law concerning prostitution in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and therefore unconstitutional.

At first glance, the Government seems to have accomplished exactly what they intended with this controversial new law regarding prostitution, but many will argue the new legislation is less about policy and more about politics. Furthermore, some experts believe the bill will in fact worsen the situation for sex workers.

It is believed Bill C-36 will also be challenged in the courts and that the new law will end up back before the Supreme Court. The speaker will weigh in on the legal aspects of the new legislation and speculate on its durability.
Speaker: Wade Hlady

Wade Hlady is an associate at the Lethbridge Law Firm, Connolly & Associates. He was born and raised two hours from Lethbridge in the town of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and attended the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Campus where he received a degree in English.

Wade then went on to complete his law degree, where, in addition to his studies, he produced a variety show, the Legal Follies, in which law students showcase their talents in order to raise money for local charities. Wade is engaged in general law practice and has lectured at the University of Lethbridge on Constitutional law issues.

Moderator: Michelle Day

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM (30 minutes each for presentation, lunch and Q & A)
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea at the presentation only)


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