Human Trafficking Article in The Catholic Register
The Catholic Register — A public education campaign is being run in Toronto this summer coinciding with the Pan Am Games. Religious sisters are a driving force behind the campaign.
The Pan Am Games will be a big deal for Toronto. They will cost $1.4 billion. With less than 100 days to go, more than 350,000 tickets have been sold. With athletes coming from 41 countries, it’s bigger than the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver — the largest multi-sport event ever held on Canadian soil. Spinoff? “Human sex trafficking goes with national and international sporting events,” Canadian Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton warned in Ottawa last month. “And it will be coming to my city, because Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games this summer.”
By Michael Swan
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