The QP Clip: The NDP cranks up criticism of sex-work bill

The exchange you can’t miss from this afternoon’s Question Period


Last week, Megan Leslie questioned the constitutionality of Bill C-36, the government’s attempt to rewrite Canada’s sex-work laws. Leslie, the NDP’s deputy leader. chose her words carefully. She said Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s legislation “already has legal experts predicting long court battles over whether or not it respects the charter.” Note that she didn’t call the bill unconstitutional, only implied as much.

Today, Leslie hardened her language. C-36 “is deeply flawed, and it’s likely unconstitutional,” she said. “Instead of reducing the risks that women face, the bill risks entrenching extremely problematic aspects of the old legislation.” Leslie repeated her plea from last week: the Tories ought to ask the Supreme Court to review the bill, which itself comprises the government response to laws ruled unconstitutional. The deputy leader still qualified her criticism, but the NDP appears to be incrementally deepening its opposition. How far will the party get before Parliament recesses for the summer? Tune in again tomorrow.

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The QP Clip: The NDP cranks up criticism of sex-work bill

  1. When did the NDP stopped supporting feminism?

    Prominent feminist scholarship is the foundation for the Nordic model. Pro-feminist progressive Nordic states implemented it, because it is based on feminist principles.

    • You mean RADICAL feminists who will only debate men in media so they can base their argument on “you’re wrong because you’re a vile man”? Radical feminism has taken hold in gov’t in Sweden and guided their prostitution and rape laws, it’s true. The burden of proving oneself innocent is placed upon men simply because of their gender. When Harper’s redneck Alberta base find out what he’s actually done, proposed anti-men legislation, plain and simple, he’s toast. Hey, one look at Swedish feminists SCUM Manifesto video, and Canadians will realize that the Swedish feminist nightmare has taken over the Conservative party and it’s now Harper’s nightmare which he can’t let go of. All thanks to Joy Smith and her friend Gunilla Eckberg.

  2. Welcome to Harper/MacKay’s Brave New Swedish Radical Feminist Canada, where Valerie Solanos is the cultural icon:

    Remember when Tiger Wood’s Swedish wife beat his car while he was in it with a golf club? Her countrywomen feminists thought she should have been more physically violent.

    Men (and women who care about men) you should know: these women don’t stop. They can’t get along with men who don’t let them rant on endlessly, and they have a pechant for beating up men verbally. Harper has no idea of the Pandora’s Box he’s letting loose by listening to Joy Smith and her radical feminist man-hating crew. This ain’t about equality and butterflies. This is about “tearing down the worldwide patriarchy”.