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    Quebec RCMP unit to fight human-trafficking

    MONTREAL - The federal public safety minister has announced the creation of an RCMP unit that will work closely with law-enforcement partners in Quebec to fight human-trafficking in Canada and abroad.

    Steven Blaney says significant progress has been made over the past year but that much work remains to be done on what he calls the despicable crime of modern-day slavery in Canada.

    A few hours after Blaney met reporters in Montreal, the RCMP announced the arrest of four more erotic massage parlour operators. The Mounties said in a news release that they, the Montreal police and the Canada Border Services Agency conducted a second police operation last Friday in a case of sexual exploitation of young Romanian women.

    An arrest warrant was also issued for another operator. One week earlier, three erotic massage parlour operators were arrested as part of the same investigation. Those arrested last Friday appeared in court a day later to face charges including keeping a common bawdy house, aiding or abetting a person to engage in or carry on prostitution, and living wholly or in part on the avails of prostitution.

    Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre recently served notice that illegal massage parlours — havens for prostitution and human-trafficking — will be the target of a police crackdown and possible legislation that will include hefty fines. The RCMP has pointed out in the past that such parlours are a gateway for moving human-trafficking victims into prostitution. The Mounties estimate there are nearly 350 illicit massage parlours in Montreal and many more in its suburbs.

    Coderre has the backing of the federal minister in his crackdown on erotic massage parlours that are masquerading as legitimate businesses. "Mayor Coderre can count on our support to track down human-traffickers," Blaney said. "So, wherever they are, whether in a massage parlour or anywhere else, where there's human-trafficking, our joint forces will intervene."

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/public-safe...182355119.html

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    Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre recently served notice that illegal massage parlours — havens for prostitution and human-trafficking —
    the expression "havens for prostitution and human-trafficking" was passed on to Coderre by some prohibitionist crusaders.

    The recent battle in France showed how efficient the conflation of sex work and human-trafficking is as a political strategy, just as the conflation of smuggling and trafficking.

    Convictions for trafficking are still in the very low numbers in Canada, an average of less than 10/y in the last decade if I remember well. I'll believe the whole thing about the human-trafficking when I see the convictions.

    Does anyone seriously think that massage parlors are a heaven for human trafficking? Pay them visits for god sake! They are businesses with civic addresses. Isn't it reasonable to think that this is the type of place where we want sex work to happen? Safe for workers, easy to reach for the public health professional and easy to control for the police? It's so fucking simple to understand.

    Go on with the fight on human-traffacking Monsieur le maire. On the last pole, 99,9% of the population is with you on that. But an all out attack on the massage parlors by restricting permits will have the stupid consequence of depriving sex workers of the safest setting in which they can do business.

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    That's the problem with politicians. They do what they think looks good without thinking about the consequences. Yes, they might be protecting some girls but the chances of actually closing the right parlor by going after those that openly advertise online is idiotic. The ones they need to worry about don't have banners on annonce123 or annonceintime.

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    Unfortunately the fight against human trafficking might bring down the whole MP scene as they seem to be the easiest target to shut down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gugu View Post
    Does anyone seriously think that massage parlors are a heaven for human trafficking? Pay them visits for god sake! They are businesses with civic addresses. Isn't it reasonable to think that this is the type of place where we want sex work to happen? Safe for workers, easy to reach for the public health professional and easy to control for the police? It's so fucking simple to understand.

    Go on with the fight on human-traffacking Monsieur le maire. On the last pole, 99,9% of the population is with you on that. But an all out attack on the massage parlors by restricting permits will have the stupid consequence of depriving sex workers of the safest setting in which they can do business.
    This is like that movie "Wag the Dog." This isn't about trafficking at all. This is about what makes good copy for politicians to get reelected so they can continue stealing, employing relatives, and featherbedding. But it sounds good doesn't it? Who among us is for human trafficking?

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    the incalls that are going to get raid are those asian incalls

    there's a chance that GG, Nadya are next on the list but the probability of them getting raid is a lot lower than those asian ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by themonk83 View Post
    the incalls that are going to get raid are those asian incalls

    there's a chance that GG, Nadya are next on the list but the probability of them getting raid is a lot lower than those asian ones
    Wait, what? Is this speculation? Or do you know something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverdy View Post
    I fail to see what agencies like GG, Nadya, etc., have to do with any of this.

    So far the scope of the RCMP's operation has been and remains human-trafficking. There is nothing to indicate otherwise in the public announcements that were released, and the busts made so far are consistent with this.

    There's already enough confusion and rumours being spread as it is, no need to add to them.
    Quote Originally Posted by anonguy View Post
    Wait, what? Is this speculation? Or do you know something?

    i'm only replying to mitsou when she said incalls are probably next. if incalls are indeed next, it'll be the asian ones and not the other incalls like GG and Nadya's so you have nothing to worry about. it's only for mitsou. she's going crazy right now. kind of annoying really

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    Giving names of which places HAVE BEEN raided and when, are facts and useful information which can be verified.
    However, I think the MOD should make it clear that it is not tolerated to drop specific names of POTENTIAL next targets - we should stick to generic terms and types of places, not mentioning names.
    Otherwise it's too easy for someone to drop a name just to harm the business of that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsou xxx View Post
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    but you were still a bit paranoid after what john wrote about indies. he did threw you out of the loop a bit here

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    In case people were wondering, the topic of this thread is the RCMP and Human Trafficking. There are other threads to discuss the massage parlors which have recently been raided and closed down.

    Mitsou, please stop complaining about 'hearsay and drama' as you tend to be the one causing most of the drama in these threads. If you have problems with someone's post, report it.

    Back on topic before I close this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod 8 View Post
    Mitsou, please stop complaining about 'hearsay and drama' as you tend to be the one causing most of the drama in these threads.
    I have an off topic, yet somewhat related question. I tried to run "drama queen" through Google Translate and it appears that there is no equivalent translation for this expression in French. I find it hard to believe that French has been around for thousands of years as a language, yet nobody ever thought of an equivalent expression. Can one of the Francophones help me out on this?

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    Mitsou, let the moderators do our job. If you are not satisfied with the moderation and wish to become a moderator yourself, contact Fred and submit your name in consideration for a mod position.

    If you have a problem with JSB's posts I suggest you use the ignore list so that you do not have to read them.

    I will not post another warning to you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    I tried to run "drama queen" through Google Translate and it appears that there is no equivalent translation for this expression in French.
    Who you calling a drama queen?
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    I hope Mitsou is not the one being called a drama queen here. We've got one true drama queen, JSB, our good friend oli, who is freaking out because he loves to hang around the low rate seedy places and who is trying to make the others freak out just like him. He's having success considering the almost hilarious posts that followed in these threads.

    Mitsou comes in and says: hey wait a minute, this guy and others are telling everybody to stay away from all massage providers. She is protecting her own business, that is not at all targeted by the police operation.

    So we got that weirdo coming from the junkyard, projecting his own paranoia all over the board and a announcer that decides to throw the gloves.

    Good job Mod8!

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