Sample Letters


DATE

 

The Honourable David Lametti,

Minister of Justice,

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

 

Dear Minister Lametti,

 

Thank you for taking on the position of Minister of Justice which speaks for the rights of women and works to foster improved conditions and opportunities for First Nations peoples of Canada.

I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the following actions:

 

  1. The enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36);
  2. Additional funding and programs to help transition trafficked persons out of prostitution; and
  3. Additional funding and programs to educate the public with respect to the law and the continued victimization of prostituted persons by johns (buyers of sex- the demand).

 

Without addressing the demand for buying sex, we cannot hope to reduce the supply of victimized persons.

 

Ending human trafficking, sex trafficking and prostitution in BC is an important gender equality and human rights issue, particularly as these issues disproportionately affect Canada’s First Nations peoples.

 

Canada’s new laws on prostitution put our nation at the forefront of global change towards a more just society.  This law must be enforced and given time to assess its value.

 

A MODERN EQUAL SOCIETY DOES NOT BUY AND SELL WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

 

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.

Sincerely, 

 

YOUR NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 


 

DATE

 

The Hon. John Horgan
Premier and President of Executive Council
P.O. Box 9041 STN PROV GOVT 
Victoria, BC V8W 9E1


Dear Premier Horgan,
 
Thank you for your work thus far to help to keep the citizens of British Columbia safe and healthy.

I am writing as a concerned citizen to bring to your attention the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) and the lack of enforcement of the Act in the Province of BC.
 
Ending sex trafficking for the purpose of prostitution in B.C. is an important gender equality and human rights issue, particularly as Canada’s First Nations peoples are disproportionately affected by these issues. Without addressing the demand for buying sex, as the Act does, we cannot hope to reduce the number of victimized persons.

Canada’s new laws on prostitution put our nation at the forefront of global change towards a more just society. However, the law must be uniformly enforced across our nation, and in our province, so that a fair assessment can be made. How can the efficacy of the law be assessed, when it has not been enforced?

I ask you to ensure that police forces in British Columbia are instructed to enforce the law. 
 
Sincerely,

 

YOUR NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 



DATE

 

The Honourable Mike Farnworth

Solicitor General and Public Safety Minister

PO Box 9010 Stn Provincial Government

Legislative Buildings

Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

 

Dear Honorable Minister Farnworth:

 

Thank you for your work thus far on combatting human trafficking in BC and for the work of the Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

 

I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the following actions:

  1. The enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout the province;
  2. Additional funding and programs to help transition trafficked persons out of prostitution; and
  3. Additional funding and programs to educate the public with respect to the law and the continued victimization of prostituted persons by johns (buyers of sex- the demand).

 

Without addressing the demand for buying sex, we cannot hope to reduce the supply of victimized persons.

 

Ending human trafficking, sex trafficking and prostitution in BC is an important gender equality and human rights issue; particularly as these issues disproportionately affect Canada’s First Nations peoples.

 

Canada’s new laws on prostitution put our nation at the forefront of global change towards a more just society.  This law must be enforced and given time to assess its value.

 

A MODERN EQUAL SOCIETY DOES NOT BUY AND SELL WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

 

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.

 

Sincerely, 

 

YOUR NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 



DATE

 

Mayor Kennedy Stewart

City of Vancouver

453 W 12th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

 

Dear Mayor Stewart,

 

Thank you for your work thus far on combatting human trafficking in Vancouver.

I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the following actions:

 

  1. The enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout the City of Vancouver.
  2. Additional funding and programs to help transition trafficked persons out of prostitution.
  3. Additional funding and programs to educate the public with respect to the law and the continued victimization of prostituted persons by johns.

 

Without addressing the demand for buying sex, we cannot hope to reduce the supply of victimized persons.  Ending human trafficking, sex trafficking, and prostitution in Vancouver is an important gender equality and human rights issue.

 

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.

 

Sincerely,

 

YOUR NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 



DATE:

Chief Constable Adam Palmer
Vancouver Police Department
3585 Gravely St.
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J5

Dear Chief Constable Palmer:

Thank you for your work thus far combatting human trafficking in Vancouver.
I am writing as a concerned citizen to request the enforcement of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) throughout Vancouver.

Ending sex trafficking and prostitution in B.C. is an important gender equality and human rights issue, particularly as Canada’s First Nations peoples are disproportionately affected by these issues. Without addressing the demand for buying sex, as the Act does, we cannot hope to reduce the number of victimized persons.

As you may know, the PCEPA (Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act ) is to be evaluated after five years. How can the law be fairly assessed when it has not been enforced?  A similar law was enacted in Sweden was found to be quite successful. During a visit to Vancouver, Detective Inspector Simon Haggstrom of the Stockholm Police Prostitution Unit stated that they had reduced trafficking in Sweden.

Canada’s new law has put our nation at the forefront of global change towards a more just society. However, the law must be uniformly enforced so that a fair assessment can be made. How can the efficacy of the law be assessed when it has not been enforced?

I ask you to ensure that the Vancouver Police Department enforces the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. 

Sincerely,

 

YOUR NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

 

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