Canada’s Justice Minister Presses Craigslist to Remove Erotic-services Ads

By: E&P Staff

Gloria Galloway | Globe and Mail

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says he has asked the online classified giant Craigslist to remove any ads for erotic services.

“With respect to newspapers, there are editors, I am sure, who take precautions to make sure they’re not getting into the business of child exploitation or human trafficking and so on” in their classified ads, Mr. Nicholson said after the Conservative caucus meeting on Wednesday. “It seems to me with Craigslist there’s no regulation at all as to what goes on.”

The federal Conservative government is not the first to make such a demand.

In October, Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor-General sent a letter to Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist’s CEO, to demand that the website stop ads for erotic services. In September, three Ontario cabinet ministers wrote a similar letter.

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