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Trafficking in persons
Description: Police said a 38-year-old woman and alleged pimp is the first Manitoban to be charged with human trafficking under federal legislation introduced in 2005. The trafficking charges relate to harbouring, financial gain and withholding documents such as identification. Benjamin Perrin, a UBC professor and leading expert, said this is the first case where a police agency has laid charges for all three elements and second where a woman was charged. Perrin said Canada needs a national action plan, more safe houses and more grass-roots prevention and education to bring the issue out of the shadows.
Date: 24 September 2010
Author: By Chris Kitching
Source: The Winnipeg Sun, Fri Sept 24 2010, Page 5
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