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Ottawa, ON: MP Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, is delighted with the launch of a new, Canadian-based anti-trafficking website and organization, Canada Fights Human Trafficking (CFHT). MP Smith has consistently advocated education and awareness as vital tools to combat the trafficking of women and children.
Action Item: Please ask your MP to support this bill. Simply send them an email or make a phone call so that they are aware of this effort by Joy Smith and that they realize that there is community support for it. MP Joy Smith to introduce PMB today on human traffickingOttawa, ON: Today, Conservative Member of Parliament Joy Smith will introduce a Private Members’ Bill to crack down on child trafficking. The bill, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen), will amend the criminal code to include a minimum prison term of five years for cases where the trafficked victims were under the age of eighteen. “It is important to remember that we are talking about the sexual abuse, rape, and exploitation of our children,” emphasized MP Smith. “We must make it clear that Canada will not tolerate the trafficking of its children and that is why I have proposed a five year mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking of minors.”