The altering of sex industry laws with Bill C-36 gets mixed reviews
After the Supreme Court struck down existing prostitution laws last December 2013, those laws were adjusted and presented in the form of Bill C-36.
Government documents explain that this Bill still allows the selling of sex, but in a much narrower scope, and makes buying it a criminal offense.
It is completely illegal to purchase sex anywhere at anytime, and those who do so are going to face greater penalties.
Bill C-36 was passed Oct. 6, receiving royal assent on Nov. 6 and then going into effect Dec. 6.
The focus is said to be solely on the consumer. However controversy is arising because some are wondering: won't more harshly criminalizing the consumer also indirectly affect the individual offering their services?