As you may have noticed, I like to cover prominent stories and issues from current events in this blog series, but this week, I decided to highlight a story which has been largely under-told in mass media.
This is the story of Matt and Grace, an American couple who have for the last few years lived in Qatar, where they have raised their three adopted children. Last January 2013, their daughter Gloria, eight at the time, suddenly died. Qatari officials charged Matt and Grace with murdering Gloria, making accusations that the murder may have been done “in order to harvest her organs or to conduct medical experiments on her, and accused the Huangs of obtaining all three of their children via human trafficking.”
I apologize again for this late post! Life has been fairly occupying these past couple of weeks. I started planning this blog post 3 weeks ago and started writing it a week ago, but I haven’t had the chance to complete till now. If you’re wondering why I continue with this project, despite its time-consuming nature read here.
I’m sure most of you know there is a current political-legal debate around the laws of prostitution in Canada. In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada deemed the current laws criminalizing prostitution to be unconstitutional. As such, they set a one-year time frame for discussion on how to amend these laws. Today is the LAST DAY for public consultation on prostitution laws in Canada.
Here are a number of articles published by the Globe & Mail that I’ve recently read on this issue:
I will begin this post outlining why the Supreme Court of Canada deemed current laws to be ‘unconstitutional.’ I will then discuss the alternative legal options being put forth in the debate. Lastly, I will set forth what I believe is the crux of the matter and what suggest what I think would best work for Canada.