The Parliamentary Subcommittee examining prostitution laws has been restarted, and begins meeting again on Jan. 31.
Chair is John Maloney (Liberal from Ontario), Vice-Chair is Libby Davies (NDP from BC), other members are Hedy Fry (Liberal from BC), Paule Brunelle (BQ), and Art Hanger (although I wouldn't expect a Conservative from Calgary to be in favour of decriminalization).
You can write letters to Members of Parliament urging decriminalization. Before you say "That will never happen", realize that New Zealand and most of Australia have already changed their laws, which were formerly very much like Canada's, to decriminalize brothels.
It's important to let them know what we want, because there will be the religious zealots and the anti-sex trade element of feminists advocating a total prohibition similar to Sweden. Here is what they heard about Sweden in NZ (from speech by Member of Parliament Sue Bradford).The committees and debates lasted nearly three years in NZ before decriminalization passed by one vote.Nor should we turn to the Swedish model which prosecutes the men who pay for sex. The Swedish experience shows that all this does is drive prostitution underground...
While on the Select Committee we heard evidence from a sex worker in Sweden who talked about the much greater physical dangers she and others now face as a result of the law change there. She reported that some of the worst consequences of the Swedish law have been that there is a lot more underage teenage prostitution, that the mafia bosses have more control, and that workers are too scared to get police help even when friends are murdered because if it gets out that they've called the cops, they lose all their customers.
*Edit - I received a response from John Maloney's office to an e-mail that I had sent last month. The committee will be examining the reforms made in New Zealand, as well as other countries.