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grayhairblackironpdffreedownloadYou don’t have to look far to find human trafficking. Some women are trafficked into illegal working conditions in what the Canadian government has called the “modern slavery industry.” Victims are sometimes coerced into performing jobs they do not want or are compelled to work under dangerous conditions.
But what about the traffickers? How can we make them pay for their crimes?
For the first time, the Canadian government has released the names of 91 suspected human traffickers. Some of the suspects, known as “John Does,” have already been convicted. For those who haven’t, the list will shed some light on the conditions of human trafficking, including violent attacks, and provide authorities with information on where future victims may be found.
Most of the suspects are between the ages of 20 to 30 and were convicted of human trafficking offences. The suspects are believed to have been convicted in Ontario (36), Manitoba (19), Quebec (10) and B.C. (10).
As many as 1,900 women and girls have been victims of human trafficking across Canada, according to the Department of Justice’s National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
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Sexual exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking in Canada, followed by labour exploitation, domestic servitude, and forced marriage. Women and girls are victims of trafficking more than any other gender.
Despite this, the Federal Government has yet to make it a specific crime under the Criminal Code. In fact, the Canadian definition of trafficking, as stated by the Justice Canada website, reads: “The government cannot define human trafficking. Instead, it describes human trafficking as ‘the use of force, fraud or coercion, including the abuse of power, perpetration of deception, or other means prohibited by law, to exploit a person or persons for the purpose of sexual or labor exploitation, or other proceeds.’”
The majority of the 91 suspects have committed their offences in Ontario and Manitoba. This is not particularly surprising, considering that these two provinces 0b46394aab