THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to specifically increase resources (personnel and specific funding) for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information under the National Action Plan (accessible by all stakeholders internationally, nationally, provincially and locally) of the names of businesses or individuals convicted of any sex trade offence against a foreign national or reasonably suspected of sexual exploitation or linkages to the sex trade (the “national database”). FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to develop specific tools to further the collection of information into a separate Watch list including automatic inclusion of the names of: • Any individual or business convicted of a human trafficking offence against any foreign national or domestic victim. • Anyone convicted of a sexual offence against any child, whether a foreign or domestic victim. • Anyone convicted of sexual assault against a foreign national victim • Any business (and the individuals directly associated with that business) where a foreign national has been denied a Foreign Worker Permit by HRSDC because there are reasonable grounds to suspect that there is a risk of abuse or exploitation, including sexual exploitation of any workers (including strip clubs, escort services, massage parlours, and other businesses where the workplace presents a risk of sexual exploitation) • Anyone identified by foreign national victims as being involved or reasonably suspected of being involved in human trafficking whether the victim testifies or not FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to rapidly institute telephone tip lines of anonymous email tip sites set up for the purpose of assisting victims or anyone interacting with victims or suspected perpetrators of trafficking in communicating names and information of relevance to that Watch List.
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