On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that three of our laws surrounding prostitution were unconstitutional. As a result, there has been a lot of talk on both sides of the issue (those who are pro-legalization and those who are against).
The great thing is, the Government of Canada is giving Canadians a chance to respond! Many people do not know how to respond, which is why I'm thankful for organizations like ARPA. Beyond giving me a paycheque and fulfilling my desire to work in an area that is suited to my passions, they also provide amazing resources to the Reformed community. I encourage you to check out their write-up on this very issue, which provides some excellent talking points that go beyond the 'harm reduction' model that many anti-legalization groups are presenting.
If you have no idea what I'm writing about - here it is in a nutshell:
A small group of sex workers have fought against the current laws surrounding prostitution, and have won their case at the Supreme Court. Prostitution is currently legal in Canada (and has been for many years), but many of the laws surrounding it have made it illegal (i.e. one cannot solicit for, or profit from it). If nothing is done, the laws that prohibit prostitution as they currently stand in Canada (the SCC ruling provided for a one-year window to keep the laws in place, until new legislation is enacted), will become obsolete - meaning that Canada will legalize prostitution.
I urge you to respond to the government's request. You have until March 17 to let your voice be heard.