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Legalize or Not?

If you follow the news at all you were probably aware that the Supreme Court of Canada struck down three anti-prostitution laws that prohibited the operation of brothels, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public with clients. The top court ruled the laws were over-broad and “grossly disproportionate.” The government was given an ultimatum by the court to review the laws and form new ones that don’t put sex workers in danger and if not, prostitution will be legal. To legalize or not is the overarching question. What are the pros and cons of either option? What is prostitution? What is the context that both the government and the Supreme Court is operating in that we should be knowledgeable of since they are now soliciting advice from Canadian citizens?  Join us as we explore these questions and more with hosts Jonathan Chan and Pat O’Brien with special guest, Maureen McGrath of CKNW’s Sex Show. Registration is $5 online or $10 at door. Cash bar is available to purchase beverages. Hope to see you there!

Who is Maureen McGrath?

Maureen is Host of CKNW’s SUNDAY NIGHT SEX SHOW an educational listener call-in radio show on Newstalk 980 am live every Sunday from 8-9 pm. The show educates men and women about sexual health, how it relates to overall health, making relationships the best they can be!

2003 – present
Maureen is the Chair of the BC Chapter of Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors. Maureen specializes in reproductive and sexual health for men and women. She is in private practice both in North Vancouver and at Cross Roads Clinic in Vancouver where she see patients with sexual health issues.

Maureen got her start in radio on the Christy Clark Show on CKNW in 2009. Maureen is a regular invited radio guest to other radio shows and is a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University to undergraduate and medical students on bladder, bowel & sexual health.

She educates physicians, nurses, allied health, industry and the public on bladder, bowel, reproductive and sexual health issues. She is a patient advocate on overactive bladder and raises awareness about violence against women. Maureen is on the Board of the College of Midwives of British Columbia and on the Advisory Board for the Be More Than A Bystander Program with EVA BC and the BC Lions. She is a long time Mentor with Minerva’s “Women Helping Women Work” Program. Maureen is a guest columnist for the 24Hours Newspaper.

May 16th: Company of Disciples Presents UNDIVIDED Conference 2014: “The Cross is Our True North” – A Conference on Faith & Careerism for Students and Professionals. More info at: www.undivided2014.com

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