Here’s a new initiative by M.P. Joy Smith that is worth getting behind with your prayers. As you remember Ms. Smith was able to get her private members’ bill on Human Trafficking passed last Spring. That was a great victory. She is obviously not resting on her laurels. There is momemtum on this issue now, so let’s step up our prayers for her and for others who are working with her on these new initiatives.
OTTAWA — Making it illegal to buy sex would help combat human trafficking for the sex trade in Canada, Conservative MP Joy Smith will say Wednesday as she unveils dozens of recommendations to fight the modern-day slave trade.
The recommendations are part of a national action plan Smith has worked on for the last three years, and include more funding for aid agencies that assist victims and creating a national office to assess and provide annual reports on Canada’s efforts to stop human trafficking both here and abroad.
“It’s going to take our whole nation to stop this crime,” said Smith, MP for the Manitoba riding of Kildonan-St. Paul. She took on human trafficking as her political raison d’etre after seeing her son deal with the problem in his job as a police officer.