Mike Ervick, head of vice for 52 Division on Dundas St. No little girl grows up wanting to be a sex worker, thank heavens. This was appealed by the crown resulting in a decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal on March 26, In the law was made technically gender neutral and provisions for prosecuting communication were widened in , while special provisions for minors were enacted in Although primarily female, targets also include trans people and youth of any race or gender, often with histories of being marginalized, abused or isolated. Produced by digital politics editor Chris Hannay. Ann, who works on the Danforth, has found herself using the food bank this year, after 10 years of working the streets, because her regulars have been hiring her less and less due to the recession. The Canadian Press 7. Yes — sex workers themselves. In , a decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Bedford v. Can anyone still advertise the sale of sex? Drug use has been found to vary substantially by region and gender: Indeed, Carol, 32, says she is getting more requests for dangerous or unusual acts — such as men wanting to be choked, which she will only play-act — prompted by clients' exposure to Internet porn. Here's a glance at what the government is proposing, and what critics say about the changes. Discrimination is not an isolated experience. Stigma is compounded for sex workers who work for survival, use illicit drugs, are trans or gender-diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, migrants or culturally and linguistically diverse, are parents, or work on the street. The bill also gives a judge new powers to order a sex ad seized or deleted — by amending a clause that previously extended those powers in cases of child pornography or voyeurism.