Benevolent State, Law-Breaking Smugglers, and Deportable and Expendable Women: An Analysis of the Canadian State's Strategy to Address Trafficking in Women

Sunera Thobani
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In this article, the author makes the case that the state's proposals for addressing trafficking enable the state to posit itself as responsible for protecting "Canadians" while carefully avoiding any responsibility for the well-being of women who are trafficked; demonize smugglers as the cause of trafficking; and override the concerns and interests of women who are trafficked by making deportation the only "solution" to their presence in Canada. It includes: *A history of the laws regarding sexual trafficking in Canada * Proposed changes for the new immigration act *New laws regarding human smuggling and trafficking *A critique of the current status of these proposed laws.

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