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Thinking About Purchasing Sex?

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Are you considering responding to an online ad? Thanks to Bill C-36, purchasing sexual services is illegal in Canada.

Offenders responding to online ads, visiting illicit massage parlours or otherwise looking to purchase sex could be charged with Obtaining Sexual Services For Consideration. They will face a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and escalating fines starting at $500.

Those seeking services from juvenile sex workers face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, with a minimum of six months imprisonment for first offence. 

Purchasing sex is not a victimless crime. Victims of sex trafficking are often lured or coerced into becoming sex workers and held against their will, or made to feel there is no escape.