On another note, the government is (thankfully) poised to introduce Bill C-57. This bill, if passed, will eliminate the "exotic dancer" visa--which has contributed to the exploitation of hundreds, if not thousands of women as 'official prostitutes.' Canada was recently given a failing grade in its efforts to stop human trafficking by the Future Group. This bill marks the beginning of an improvement to our poor efforts (or perhaps even "the" beginning) in arresting the trafficking and subsequent abuse of young women.
An article on the "Life Site" (yes, I know, Amanda) illuminates Canada's poor performance in preventing the exploitation of women under the Liberal government, and discusses the bill.
'Strippergate' indeed. Sigh. Is it only alarming to me that such a policy (the 'exotic dancer' visa) was in place under our 'Liberal' government?