Today is truly a day of celebration! I just got word from the office of MP Joy Smith that Bill C-268 passed its final hurdle in Senate! This means that we finally have a law in place in which traffickers of children receive a minimum sentence of 5 years for the trafficking of children in Canada!
For all of you who made your voice heard and supported this human trafficking initiative, thank you! This would not have been possible without the support of concerned citizens.
Next on the agenda for MP Joy Smith is to advocate for a National Action Plan to combat human trafficking, ensuring that there are effective prevention initiatives in place as well as partnerships formed between federal and provincial governments to provide better protection and rehabilitation for victims.
I would like to send my official congratulations to MP Joy Smith and her team for their hard work over the last couple of years. It has truly been an inspiration to witness your hard work, tireless perseverance, and raw passion. We at Hope for the Sold celebrate with you today! We will continue to stand with you in the fight against trafficking, and look forward to supporting a much needed National Action Plan.