Request for Public Inquiry into Discrimination against Ottawa-area Sex Workers by Ottawa Police Service

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Source: 
Karen Galldin, Leslie Robertson
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Year: 
2010

This is a formal letter of request that the Ontario Human Rights Commission conduct a public inquiry into discrimination against Ottawa-area sex workers by the Ottawa Police Service.

In giving reasons for the request, the letter details:

1. Why the subject-matter of this request would not otherwise be brought before
decision-making bodies, i.e. the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal;
2. Why a public inquiry into the treatment of sex workers by the Ottawa Police
Service accords with the Commission’s statutory mandate to act in the public
interest;
3. How the evidence in POWER’s report, and in OPS publications and public
statements, demonstrates discrimination towards sex workers on prohibited
grounds;
4. The impact of police discrimination on Ottawa-based sex workers;
5. Possible outcomes of a public inquiry into the treatment of sex workers by the
Ottawa Police Service.

You can download this 11 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.