CANADA: Human Trafficking in Toronto Appears on City’s Agenda

Toronto, Canada, by David Rider for thestar.com—January 29, 2013—
“The City of Toronto is considering joining the war on human trafficking, but it probably won’t stop advertising in publications with escort ads.

In a report before Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee next week, city staff note that Toronto is the Canadian hot spot for the vile crime.

They recommend that Toronto start collaborating with groups and committees who are trying to stamp out forced sex work and other forms of exploitation.

The city would also work with other levels of government and Toronto police to “design a training program to inform, educate and train city staff regarding human trafficking.”

Finally, data would be collected “about trafficked persons, success stories, and charged and convicted traffickers to benchmark and monitor the trends in Toronto.”

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