The province first asked the San Francisco-based company to remove the under its erotic services section to help fight human trafficking and child exploitation in Ontario in a Sept. Since then, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the federal government have also written the online classified service to ask that the prostitution be removed in Canada.
The company wrote back asking for a meeting with Ontario officials, which the province agreed to set up, but the Liberal government says there's no need for Craigslist to wait to remove the .
The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the Oct. Despite the pleas there are still hundreds of prostitution listed every day on Craigslist for cities right across Canada, many with nude pictures, detailed explanations of the sexual services on offer and price lists. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson wrote to Craigslist last week to ask that it remove the prostitution because of concerns they encourage child exploitation and human trafficking.
Many weekly newspapers in Canada carry similarly explicitbut Nicholson said there's a difference.
In her letter to Craigslist last month, Alberta Justice Minister Alison Redford said the prostitution "appear to be thinly-veiled cover for human trafficking," and help support a "despicable" crime. Craigslist did not respond Thursday to requests from The Canadian Press to give its side of the story or offer reasons for the delay in removing the prostitution in Canada.
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