Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from individuals who note the high percentage of prostitutes being forced into the sex trade and trafficked. As a result, the petitioners request Parliament to make it a criminal offence to purchase sex with a woman, man or child, and that it be a criminal offence for pimps, madams and others to profit from the proceeds of the pernicious sex trade.
These are people from across the country, from B.C. to Nova Scotia, and the petition has about 300 signatures in total.